Futurism

Artistic and social movement that originated in Italy in the early 20th century and remained mainly centered inItaly. Futurists were passionate nationalists. This explains their ties to the Italian fascist regime and its decline as soon as the Italian fascist regime died. But Futurists were also passed by the future in the end.

Themes of Futurism: contemporary concepts of future including speed, technology, youth, violence and objects such as cars, airplanes, industrial environments; in short everything that celebrated the technological triumph of humanity over nature and that wasn’t base on tradition. Futurists despised history and traditions. They praised originality ‘however daring, however violent” and glorified science. Just as other art movements of the time (mainly the left wing counterparts Dada and Surrealism) Futurists rebelled against harmony and good taste.

Influenced art movements such as Art Deco, Surrealism, Dada, Constructivism

Notable artists: Balla, Carra, Boccioni, Severini

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