Giacomo Balla (Turin, 18 July 1871 – Rome 1 March 1958), Italian painter and sculptor. He was one of the founders of the Futurist movement. In 1900 he went to Paris and was influenced by the Divisionist techniques. In 1910 he signed the Futurist Manifesto written by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. His works depict the dynamic effects of light, simultaneous movement and speed. In 1918 he published his “Colour Manifesto”. In the 1930s his paintings are no longer Futurist.