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1909 - 1944

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Futurism

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

A poet creates a church of speed and violence.

1876-1944

Natalia Goncharova

Art-Punk in Futurist Moscow.

1881-1962

Umberto Boccioni

Why can’t I stop painting my mother?

1882-1916

Luigi Russolo

Machines that scream — inventing Futurist music.

1885-1947

Antonio Sant'Elia

Prophet of the violent, industrial future.

1888-1916
Futurist Manifesto (Print)

Futurist Manifesto (Print)

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti,1909
Riot in the Galleria

Riot in the Galleria

Umberto Boccioni,1909

Literature has exalted pensive immobility, ecstasy, and sleep. We exalt aggressive action, a feverish insomnia...The world’s magnificence has been enriched by a new beauty: the beauty of speed.

The Futurist Manifesto

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti,1909
Young Woman Reading (Ines)

Young Woman Reading (Ines)

Umberto Boccioni,1909-1910

We will declare war on all artists and institutions which insist a façade of false modernity...they are ensnared by tradition, academicism and nauseating cerebral laziness.

Manifesto of the Futurist Painters

Umberto Boccioni,1910

The motor bus rushes into the houses, and the houses throw themselves on the motor bus. The construction of pictures has hitherto been foolishly traditional.

Technical Manifesto of Futurist Painting

Umberto Boccioni,1910
Materia

Materia

Umberto Boccioni,1912
Simultaneous Visions

Simultaneous Visions

Umberto Boccioni,1912
Horizontal Volumes

Horizontal Volumes

Umberto Boccioni,1912
Solidity of Fog

Solidity of Fog

Luigi Russolo,1912

How can generations of sculptors can continue to construct dummies without asking why the exhibition halls of sculpture have become reservoirs of boredom and nausea?

Technical Manifesto of Futurist Sculpture

Umberto Boccioni,1912
Antigraceful

Antigraceful

Umberto Boccioni,1913
Unique Forms of Continuity in Space

Unique Forms of Continuity in Space

Umberto Boccioni,1913
Dynamism of a Soccer Player

Dynamism of a Soccer Player

Umberto Boccioni,1913
Industrial Building with Corner Tower

Industrial Building with Corner Tower

Antonio Sant'Elia,1913
Luigi Russolo, Ugo Piatti and the Intonarumori

Luigi Russolo, Ugo Piatti and the Intonarumori

Luigi Russolo,1913

Ancient life was all silence. Today, Noise reigns supreme over the sensibility of men.

The Art of Noises

Luigi Russolo,1913

Art for life and even more—life for art!

Rayonists and Futurists: A Manifesto

Natalia Goncharova,1913
Zang Tumb Tumb

Zang Tumb Tumb

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti,1914
Words and Freedom

Words and Freedom

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti,1914
Sentimenal - From Dunes

Sentimenal - From Dunes

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti,1914
The Street Pavers

The Street Pavers

Umberto Boccioni,1914
Interior of a Display Temple

Interior of a Display Temple

Wenzel Hablik,1914
The New City — House Staircasing

The New City — House Staircasing

Antonio Sant'Elia,1914
The New City

The New City

Antonio Sant'Elia,1914
Air and Train Station with Funiculars

Air and Train Station with Funiculars

Antonio Sant'Elia,1914
The New City — House Stairs with External Lifts

The New City — House Stairs with External Lifts

Antonio Sant'Elia,1914
The Power Plant

The Power Plant

Antonio Sant'Elia,1914
Enharmonic Notation for Intonarumori

Enharmonic Notation for Intonarumori

Luigi Russolo,1914
City On Fire

City On Fire

Olga Rozanova,1914
The City

The City

Olga Rozanova,1914

Just as the ancients drew inspiration for their art from the elements of nature, we—who are materially and spiritually artificial—must find that inspiration in the elements of the utterly new mechanical world we have created.

Manifesto of Futurist Architecture

Antonio Sant'Elia,1914
Vive la France

Vive la France

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti,1914-1915

Futurist poets, painters, sculptors, and musicians of Italy! As long as the war lasts let us set aside our verse, our brushes, scapels, and orchestras! The red holidays of genius have begun!

War, the World's Only Hygiene

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti,1915

This is how we decompose and recompose the universe according to our marvelous whims

The Futurist Cinema

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti,1916
In the Evening, Lying on Her Bed, She Reread the Letter from Her Artilleryman at the Front

In the Evening, Lying on Her Bed, She Reread the Letter from Her Artilleryman at the Front

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti,1919
Design for an Exhibition Building

Design for an Exhibition Building

Wenzel Hablik,1919
Cathedral Interior

Cathedral Interior

Wenzel Hablik,1921
Exhibition Space Wallpapers

Exhibition Space Wallpapers

Wenzel Hablik,1921
Spatial-Force Construction

Spatial-Force Construction

Liubov Popova,1921
Utopian Buildings

Utopian Buildings

Wenzel Hablik,1922