Speed Violence Competition Designed to Shock Welcomed confrontation Delighted by World War One Speed of a Motor Car by Balla Dynamics of a Footballer by Umberto

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Speed Violence Competition Designed to Shock Welcomed confrontation Delighted by World War One Speed of a Motor Car by Balla Dynamics of a Footballer by Umberto Powered By Docstoc
					    Futurism

A Dynamic Reaction to
    Sentimentality
Futurism’s Spokesman: Marinetti
 • We intend to glorify the love of danger, the custom
   of energy, the strength of daring.
 • The essential elements of our poetry will be
   courage, audacity, and revolt.
 • We declare that the splendor of the world has been
   enriched with a new form of beauty, the beauty of
   speed.
 • There is no more beauty except in struggle. No
   masterpiece without the stamp of aggressiveness.
 • We will glorify war-the only true hygiene of the
   world-militarism, patriotism, the destructive gesture
   of anarchist, the beautiful Ideas which kill,and the
   scorn of woman.
 • We will destroy museums, libraries, and fight
   against moralism, feminism, and all utilitarian
   cowardice.
    The Futurist Manifesto
• Avant Garde Movement
  – Reaction to the Decadent Movement
  – Connection to Social Darwinism
• Marinetti’s 1907 Launch in Milan
  – Rejection of the old
  – Cult of the New
     • Machines
        – Cars, Planes, etc…
     • Speed
     • Violence
     • Competition
• Designed to Shock
  – Welcomed confrontation
  – Delighted by World War One
Speed of a Motor Car
     by Balla
Dynamics of a Footballer
 by Umberto Boccioni
Burial of the Anarchist Galli
       by Carlo Carra
Dynamism of an Automobile
    by Luigi Russolo
     Legacy of Futurism
• Worship of Technological Advance
• Support to Fascism
  – Allows Fascists to claim that they are the Party
    of the Future
• Will Influence Fascist Art and Propaganda
  techniques
• Influences Cubism and Abstract Art Form
  – Abstract representation of speed
• Little post WW2 Appeal as tainted by
  Fascist connections

				
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