Umberto Boccioni (1882-1912) was an Italian artist and member of the Futurist movement. Boccioni studied in Rome where he made the acquaintance of the artist Gino Severini and together they studied under the tutelage of the Divisionist painter Giacomo Balla. In 1906 they moved to Paris and the exposure to the Cubist movement had a profound influence on them and the formation of the Futurists. In 1907 Boccioni moved to Milan and in 1910, along with Balla, Severini, Carlo Carrà and Luigi Russolo he wrote the Futurist Manifesto. Boccioni became the main theorist of this movement which was full of intesity and dynamism and which aimed to synthesise the entirety of a moment in order to paint it.