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Street Light (painting)

Street Light
Italian: Lampada ad arco[1]
Street Light (1909) by Giacomo Bella
ArtistGiacomo Balla
Yearc. 1910–1911 (1910–1911) (dated 1909 (1909) on painting)[2]
MediumOil on canvas
SubjectAn electric street light
Dimensions174.7 cm × 114.7 cm (68.8 in × 45.2 in)[2]
LocationMuseum of Modern Art, New York City, US
Accession23715 (NCSU Libraries)

Street Light (also known as The Street Light: Study of Light and Street Lamp (Suffering of a Street Lamp)[3]) (Italian: Lampada ad arco) is a painting by Italian Futurist painter Giacomo Balla, dated 1909, depicting an electric street lamp casting a glow which outshines the crescent moon.[4][5] The painting was inspired by streetlights at the Piazza Termini in Rome.[6]

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  2. ^ a b "Giacomo Balla: Street Light". Museum of Modern Art. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  3. ^ Tisdall, Caroline; Bozzolla, Angelo (1977). Futurism. Thames & Hudson. pp. 60 to 63.
  4. ^ "Giacomo Bala". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  5. ^ O'Kelley, Chris (August 2, 2012). "Futurism: Illuminating New Perspectives in the Visual Arts". HubPages. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  6. ^ Cole, Thomas B. (October 2011). "The Cover". Journal of the American Medical Association. 306 (16): 1739. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1450. PMID 22028342.