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Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
A poet creates a church of speed and violence

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, The Artists
Portrait of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti was an Italian Revolutionary Artist born on December 22, 1876. Tommaso Marinetti contributed to the Futurist movement and died on December 2, 1944.

Futurist Manifesto (Print), Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Futurist Manifesto (Print) 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 1909

Sentimenal - From Dunes, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Sentimenal - From Dunes 1914

Words and Freedom, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Words and Freedom 1914

Zang Tumb Tumb, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Zang Tumb Tumb 1914

Vive la France, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Vive la France 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 1915

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

The Futurist Cinema 1916

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

In the Evening, Lying on Her Bed, She Reread the Letter from Her Artilleryman at the Front 1919

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