BallaMany times, in different texts, we find written the word balla. However, if we go to a dictionary, we will discover that this term does not exist. This is a very common spelling error derived from confusion with concepts such as berry, fence Y Wow.

If the intention is to refer to the fruit that has pulp with seeds, we must use the word berry (with Initial B and Y). Melon, tomato, grape, cucumber, and watermelon are berries. For instance: “Researchers are analyzing different berries to use as sweeteners”, “Don’t eat those berries! They’re poisonous”, “I’m going to pick some berries to make sweet”.

When we want to name an obstacle, a close, a barrier or a poster, we will have to appeal the term fence (with V at the beginning Y Double l). The fences allow to close a surface or impede the passage. It can also be a support to arrange an advertising poster: “Please get behind the fences or else the concert won’t be able to start”, “The car hit the billboards”, “The American athlete set a new world record in the 110-meter hurdles event”.

Another possibility is that we want to use a interjection, a exclamatory adjective or one conjugation of the verb go. In this case, the word to write is Wow (V at the start and Y): “Wow with this boy! Every day he gets into trouble “, “I am very happy: what a show we have enjoyed tonight!”, “You’ll miss me when I leave this house …”.

In the oldest editions of the Dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy, we can find a definition for the word ballar, although at present it no longer appears. It was a verb whose meaning was “to sing and dance¬ĽAnd was conjugated according to the paradigm to love: I balloon, you ball, he / she ball, we ball, you ball, they ball.

We also find this word in the surname of Giacomo balla, a sculptor and painter born in Turin, Italy, in 1871 and died in Rome in 1958. The importance of his career lies above all in the fact that he was one of the artists who founded the Futurist movement, also called futurism, With Filippo Tommaso Marinetti.

BallaThe Futurist movement belongs to the artistic avant-garde currents and its manifesto was published in 1909 in Paris. The artists claimed that the world was facing a “new beauty, that of speed,” citing a racing car to support this view. Also in this manifest Marinetti says that the roar of a car is more beautiful than the Winged Victory of Samothrace, a sculpture from the Hellenistic period made in the image of the goddess of victory, Nike.

Balla studied drawing at a night school in her hometown, and once completed she moved to Rome, where she began working as a portraitist. His first work experiences were very successful, and this allowed him to continue advancing and perfecting himself without too many obstacles.

In its beginnings, his pictorial works belonged to impressionism, and little by little a marked interest in chromaticism could be noticed, through the use of points of Colour to dissolve the visible.

Balla moved to Paris in 1900, and there he discovered the Parisian pointillists, who influenced him in an undeniable way. In fact, just like the French Camille Pissarro, one of the founders of the Impressionist movement, Giacomo Balla relied heavily on the pointillist technique, which he used to represent speed and dynamic, essential themes of futurism.

One of the most outstanding characteristics of Balla’s work is the absence of violence, in pursuit of a focus on light and movement.