Luigi Russolo | the artist
Born Apr 30 1885, Portograro, Italy.
Died Febr 6 1947, Cerro di Laverno, .
Original artworks, prints, exhibition posters, monographs, books, collectibles.
It was Russolos belief that noise was the sound of music for the new century. In his manifesto Art of Noises (1913), he wrote, “Ancient life was all silence. In the nineteenth century, with the invention of the machine, Noise was born. Today, Noise triumphs and reigns supreme over the sensibilities of men.” Luigi Russolo was born in Portogruaro (Veneto) in 1885. His father was the local cathedral organist and director of the Schola Cantorum at Latisana. While his two elder brothers graduated from the Milan conservatory, Russolo, after joining his family in Milan in 1901, chose to pursue painting.