Achille Lega trained at a very early age in Florence basing his style
on late Macchioli artists, and around 1914 he studied in the atelier of
Lodovico Tommasi. When he left the Accademia di Belle Arti, he became
involved in the magazine Lacerba and, in 1916, he joined the Futurist
movement and started to frequent the Giubbe Rosse caffé. In 1917 he
painted Ritratto della madre (Portrait of my Mother), which shows the
influence of the painting of Boccioni, and Vibrazioni atmosferiche di
un aeroplano in volo (Atmospheric vibrations of a plane in flight), one
of the first examples of paintings of airplanes.
In 1922, he prepared his first personal exhibition held at the
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