(Quargnento,Italy,1881 - Milan,Italy,1966) The first three decades of the century the works of Carrà reflect fundamental artistic development, from futurism to metaphysical paintings, to the “20th century” and the mural paintings of the ‘thirties. In 1908, together with Severini and Balla, they signed the Martinetti Futurist Painters Manifesto. Following a journey to Paris in 1911, Carrà restyled the canvas to assimilate the fragmentation typical of cubism. The final version was shown in February 1912 at Galerie Bernheim-Jeune futurist exhibition. In 1917, he founded the “school” of metaphysical painting. Internal decor painted by Carrà from 1917 to 1919 portrays the disquieting iconography which is typical of the metaphysical, but the atmosphere of his images is very different to the widespread irony and nihilism of de Chirico. As from 1926, he started to spend the summer at Forte dei Marmi on the Tuscany coast where he painted seascapes with evocative brush strokes and uniform planes inspired by the return to the Lombardy naturalists of the nineteenth century.