This statue Futuristic Man by Umberto Boccioni embraces the Italian Futurists' interest in dynamism. It is an icon of early modern art. In 1912, Boccioni wrote his 'Manifesto technico della scultura futuristica'. He advocated experimenting with the simultaneous use of different materials in dynamic forms, with a focus on the abstract reconstruction and not the figurative, form-determining meaning of planes and volumes . The bronze figure with the telling title 'Unique forms of continuity in space' reflects his approach to life, as a futurist, which was lively, dynamic and future-oriented.