Parolalibera is a painting by an artist who saw the future as a great novelty to be discovered: Francesco Cangiullo. In 1930 he published “The Futurist evenings” followed by many other works of fiction and poetry witnessing the beginning of the season of memories.
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In his best-known work, drawn in 1915 but published four years later, Cangiullo whimsically depicts a lively evening at the variety theater in his hometown of Naples in which the dancers, singers, acrobats, and comedians are composed of letters, numbers, and mathematical signs. This lyrical narrative, a pictorial interpretation of Marinetti’s words-in-freedom is reproduced on the screens above…