Domenico Belli





Rome, 1909 - Lavinio, 1983
He trained as a painter in Giacomo Balla's studio and joined Futurism in 1929. In 1931 he joined the group of founders of the FuturSimultaneisti Block, also participating in the first exhibition organized by the group. With them he organizes an evening in Rome presented by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. In the following years he took part in many events and exhibitions including the II Mural Plastic Exhibition
(1936), the aeropainting exhibitions of 1937, 1938 and 1939, the Venice Biennale of 1930, 1934 and 1936, the Rome Quadriennale (born in 1927 with the aim of centralizing the best selection of production in Rome of national figurative art) of 1935 and 1939. In the years between 1939 and 1942 he dedicated himself to set-ups and settings and also worked as a set designer at the Theater of the Arts in Bragaglia (so called because from 1935 Anton Giulio Bragaglia was called to take the direction). In 1969 he signed the Futurism today artistic manifesto with which he participated in numerous initiatives.