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Futurism

1909 — 1944

Blood, speed and violence.

Futurist Manifesto (Print)

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, 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

Riot in the Galleria

Umberto Boccioni, 1909

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

Sketch for States of Mind: Those Who Go

Umberto Boccioni, 1911

The Funeral of the Anarchist Galli

Carlo Carrà, 1910-1911

Sketch for States of Mind: Those Who Stay

Umberto Boccioni, 1911

Development of a Bottle in Space

Umberto Boccioni, 1911

Street Light

Giacomo Balla, 1909-1911

The Laugh

Umberto Boccioni, 1911

The Riot

Umberto Boccioni, 1911

States of Mind I: The Farewells

Umberto Boccioni, 1911

States of Mind II: Those Who Go

Umberto Boccioni, 1911

States of Mind III: Those Who Stay

Umberto Boccioni, 1911

Sketch for States of Mind: The Farewells

Umberto Boccioni, 1911

Dynamic Hieroglyphic of the Bal Tabarin

Gino Severini, 1912

Solidity of Fog

Luigi Russolo, 1912

Speeding Automobile

Giacomo Balla, 1912

Blue Dancer

Gino Severini, 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

Materia

Umberto Boccioni, 1912

Simultaneous Visions

Umberto Boccioni, 1912

Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash

Giacomo Balla, 1912

Horizontal Volumes

Umberto Boccioni, 1912

Antigraceful

Umberto Boccioni, 1913

Still Life

Aleksandra Ekster, 1913

Unique Forms of Continuity in Space

Umberto Boccioni, 1913

Rayonism, Blue-Green Forest

Natalia Goncharova, 1911-1913

Luigi Russolo, Ugo Piatti and the Intonarumori

Luigi Russolo, 1913

Paths of Movement + Dynamic Sequences

Giacomo Balla, 1913

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

The Art of Noises

Luigi Russolo, 1913

Man on the Street (Analysis of Volumes)

Olga Rozanova, 1913

Forest

Natalia Goncharova, 1913

Dynamism of a Soccer Player

Umberto Boccioni, 1913

Industrial Building with Corner Tower

Antonio Sant'Elia, 1913

Art for life and even more—life for art!

Rayonists and Futurists: A Manifesto

Natalia Goncharova, 1913

Turin Spring

Giorgio de Chirico, 1914

The Power Plant

Antonio Sant'Elia, 1914

The Street Pavers

Umberto Boccioni, 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

Visual Synthesis of the Idea: "War"

Gino Severini, 1914

Interior of a Display Temple

Wenzel Hablik, 1914

Sea = Dancer

Gino Severini, 1914

The New City — House Staircasing

Antonio Sant'Elia, 1914

The New City

Antonio Sant'Elia, 1914

Zang Tumb Tumb

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, 1914

Enharmonic Notation for Intonarumori

Luigi Russolo, 1914

Air and Train Station with Funiculars

Antonio Sant'Elia, 1914

City On Fire

Olga Rozanova, 1914
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