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Futurism

Blood, speed and violence.

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

A poet creates a church of speed and violence

1876-1944

Natalia Goncharova

Art-Punk in Futurist Moscow

1881-1962

Carlo Carrà

An argument for consistency

1881-1966

Umberto Boccioni

Why can’t I stop painting my mother?

1882-1916

Gino Severini

A future of dancers instead of machines

1883-1966

Luigi Russolo

Machines that scream — inventing Futurist music

1885-1947

Giorgio de Chirico

Enchanted space in the city of Nietzsche

1888-1978

Antonio Sant'Elia

Prophet of the violent, industrial future

1888-1916
Futurist Manifesto (Print)

Futurist Manifesto (Print)

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti1909
Riot in the Galleria

Riot in the Galleria

Umberto Boccioni1909

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 Marinetti1909
Young Woman Reading (Ines)

Young Woman Reading (Ines)

Umberto Boccioni1909-1910

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 Boccioni1910

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 Boccioni1910
The Funeral of the Anarchist Galli

The Funeral of the Anarchist Galli

Carlo Carrà1910-1911
Materia

Materia

Umberto Boccioni1912
Simultaneous Visions

Simultaneous Visions

Umberto Boccioni1912
Horizontal Volumes

Horizontal Volumes

Umberto Boccioni1912
Solidity of Fog

Solidity of Fog

Luigi Russolo1912
Dynamic Hieroglyphic of the Bal Tabarin

Dynamic Hieroglyphic of the Bal Tabarin

Gino Severini1912
Blue Dancer

Blue Dancer

Gino Severini1912

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 Boccioni1912
Antigraceful

Antigraceful

Umberto Boccioni1913
Unique Forms of Continuity in Space

Unique Forms of Continuity in Space

Umberto Boccioni1913
Dynamism of a Soccer Player

Dynamism of a Soccer Player

Umberto Boccioni1913
Industrial Building with Corner Tower

Industrial Building with Corner Tower

Antonio Sant'Elia1913
Luigi Russolo, Ugo Piatti and the Intonarumori

Luigi Russolo, Ugo Piatti and the Intonarumori

Luigi Russolo1913

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

The Art of Noises

Luigi Russolo1913

Art for life and even more—life for art!

Rayonists and Futurists: A Manifesto

Natalia Goncharova1913
Zang Tumb Tumb

Zang Tumb Tumb

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti1914
Words and Freedom

Words and Freedom

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti1914
Sentimenal - From Dunes

Sentimenal - From Dunes

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti1914
The Street Pavers

The Street Pavers

Umberto Boccioni1914
Turin Spring

Turin Spring

Giorgio de Chirico1914
Interior of a Display Temple

Interior of a Display Temple

Wenzel Hablik1914
The New City — House Staircasing

The New City — House Staircasing

Antonio Sant'Elia1914
The New City

The New City

Antonio Sant'Elia1914
Air and Train Station with Funiculars

Air and Train Station with Funiculars

Antonio Sant'Elia1914
The New City — House Stairs with External Lifts

The New City — House Stairs with External Lifts

Antonio Sant'Elia1914
The Power Plant

The Power Plant

Antonio Sant'Elia1914
Enharmonic Notation for Intonarumori

Enharmonic Notation for Intonarumori

Luigi Russolo1914
City On Fire

City On Fire

Olga Rozanova1914
The City

The City

Olga Rozanova1914
Visual Synthesis of the Idea: "War"

Visual Synthesis of the Idea: "War"

Gino Severini1914
Sea = Dancer

Sea = Dancer

Gino Severini1914

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'Elia1914
Vive la France

Vive la France

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti1914-1915
Armored Train in Action

Armored Train in Action

Gino Severini1915
Red Cross Train Passing a Village

Red Cross Train Passing a Village

Gino Severini1915

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 Marinetti1915

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

The Futurist Cinema

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti1916
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 Marinetti1919
Design for an Exhibition Building

Design for an Exhibition Building

Wenzel Hablik1919
Cathedral Interior

Cathedral Interior

Wenzel Hablik1921
Exhibition Space Wallpapers

Exhibition Space Wallpapers

Wenzel Hablik1921
Spatial-Force Construction

Spatial-Force Construction

Liubov Popova1921
Utopian Buildings

Utopian Buildings

Wenzel Hablik1922