Giorgio Carmelich (1907-1929), a genius who died at the tender age of 22, is mentioned in all the studies on the futurist movement. His artworks are now collectors' pieces. This publication is the only full-length monograph to have been written about the short but intensive futuristic career of the young artist
His artistic career starts with an initial infatuation with Futurism, and then moves on under the influence of the Italian and European Avant-garde movement. Carmelich dips into every possible source looking for stimulation for his artistic output and writing. He is in touch with the foremost names in the European Avant-garde movement and the Russian scenography sphere, and is a friend of Prampolini and Depero. In addition to his most important works – paintings, collages, drawings, engravings, periodicals and monographs – the book presents, for the first time, a facsimile of the Futurist magazine L’Aurora, typed and illustrated by hand, put together by Carmelich and Dolfi and published between1922 and1923. In his column I quadri in Cantina, Montale tells the story of when he visited Trieste in about 1926. When he emerged from the Rivoltella Museum, opposite the Caffè Garibaldi, the poet asked Bobi Bazlen if he knew anything about “a tall, thin young man with a gabardine raincoat virtually blown inside-out by the wind”. “Who is he?” “Oh nobody,” replied Bazlen without any enthusiasm, “just a Futurist artist”.