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Futurism

Blood, speed and violence.

19091944

Blood, speed and violence.

Riot in the Galleria

Riot in the Galleria

Umberto Boccioni1909
Futurist Manifesto (Print)

Futurist Manifesto (Print)

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti1909

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

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
Young Woman Reading (Ines)

Young Woman Reading (Ines)

Umberto Boccioni1909-1910

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 Boccioni1910
The Riot

The Riot

Umberto Boccioni1911
States of Mind I: The Farewells

States of Mind I: The Farewells

Umberto Boccioni1911
States of Mind II: Those Who Go

States of Mind II: Those Who Go

Umberto Boccioni1911
The Funeral of the Anarchist Galli

The Funeral of the Anarchist Galli

Carlo Carrà1910-1911
States of Mind III: Those Who Stay

States of Mind III: Those Who Stay

Umberto Boccioni1911
Sketch for States of Mind: The Farewells

Sketch for States of Mind: The Farewells

Umberto Boccioni1911
Sketch for States of Mind: Those Who Go

Sketch for States of Mind: Those Who Go

Umberto Boccioni1911
Sketch for States of Mind: Those Who Stay

Sketch for States of Mind: Those Who Stay

Umberto Boccioni1911
Development of a Bottle in Space

Development of a Bottle in Space

Umberto Boccioni1911
Street Light

Street Light

Giacomo Balla1909-1911
The Laugh

The Laugh

Umberto Boccioni1911
Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash

Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash

Giacomo Balla1912

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
Materia

Materia

Umberto Boccioni1912
Dynamic Hieroglyphic of the Bal Tabarin

Dynamic Hieroglyphic of the Bal Tabarin

Gino Severini1912
Solidity of Fog

Solidity of Fog

Luigi Russolo1912
Simultaneous Visions

Simultaneous Visions

Umberto Boccioni1912
Horizontal Volumes

Horizontal Volumes

Umberto Boccioni1912
Blue Dancer

Blue Dancer

Gino Severini1912
Speeding Automobile

Speeding Automobile

Giacomo Balla1912
Unique Forms of Continuity in Space

Unique Forms of Continuity in Space

Umberto Boccioni1913
Paths of Movement + Dynamic Sequences

Paths of Movement + Dynamic Sequences

Giacomo Balla1913

Art for life and even more—life for art!

Rayonists and Futurists: A Manifesto

Natalia Goncharova1913
Man on the Street (Analysis of Volumes)

Man on the Street (Analysis of Volumes)

Olga Rozanova1913
Forest

Forest

Natalia Goncharova1913
Luigi Russolo, Ugo Piatti and the Intonarumori

Luigi Russolo, Ugo Piatti and the Intonarumori

Luigi Russolo1913
Dynamism of a Soccer Player

Dynamism of a Soccer Player

Umberto Boccioni1913
Still Life

Still Life

Aleksandra Ekster1913

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

The Art of Noises

Luigi Russolo1913
Industrial Building with Corner Tower

Industrial Building with Corner Tower

Antonio Sant'Elia1913
Antigraceful

Antigraceful

Umberto Boccioni1913
The City

The City

Olga Rozanova1914
The Power Plant

The Power Plant

Antonio Sant'Elia1914

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
Interior of a Display Temple

Interior of a Display Temple

Wenzel Hablik1914
Abstract Speed + Sound

Abstract Speed + Sound

Giacomo Balla1913-1914
Zang Tumb Tumb

Zang Tumb Tumb

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti1914
Visual Synthesis of the Idea: "War"

Visual Synthesis of the Idea: "War"

Gino Severini1914
The New City — House Staircasing

The New City — House Staircasing

Antonio Sant'Elia1914
Words and Freedom

Words and Freedom

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti1914
The New City

The New City

Antonio Sant'Elia1914
Sentimenal - From Dunes

Sentimenal - From Dunes

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti1914
Air and Train Station with Funiculars

Air and Train Station with Funiculars

Antonio Sant'Elia1914
The Street Pavers

The Street Pavers

Umberto Boccioni1914
Enharmonic Notation for Intonarumori

Enharmonic Notation for Intonarumori

Luigi Russolo1914
Sea = Dancer

Sea = Dancer

Gino Severini1914
City On Fire

City On Fire

Olga Rozanova1914
Turin Spring

Turin Spring

Giorgio de Chirico1914
The New City — House Stairs with External Lifts

The New City — House Stairs with External Lifts

Antonio Sant'Elia1914

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
Vive la France

Vive la France

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti1914-1915
Armored Train in Action

Armored Train in Action

Gino Severini1915
Sculptural Construction of Noise and Speed

Sculptural Construction of Noise and Speed

Giacomo Balla1914-1915
Red Cross Train Passing a Village

Red Cross Train Passing a Village

Gino Severini1915

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

The Futurist Cinema

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti1916
Antonio Sant'EliaPortrait of Antonio Sant'Elia

Antonio Sant'Elia

Prophet of the violent, industrial future

1888-1916
Spring

Spring

Giacomo Balla1916
Umberto BoccioniPortrait of Umberto Boccioni

Umberto Boccioni

Why can’t I stop painting my mother?

1882-1916
Design for an Exhibition Building

Design for an Exhibition Building

Wenzel Hablik1919
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
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
Construction

Construction

Aleksandra Ekster1922-1923
Theatrical Composition

Theatrical Composition

Aleksandra Ekster1925
Ballet, Light Maquette

Ballet, Light Maquette

Aleksandra Ekster1926-1930
Filippo Tommaso MarinettiPortrait of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

A poet creates a church of speed and violence

1876-1944
Luigi RussoloPortrait of Luigi Russolo

Luigi Russolo

Machines that scream — inventing Futurist music

1885-1947
Aleksandra EksterPortrait of Aleksandra Ekster

Aleksandra Ekster

Rhythm and dynamic movement

1882-1949
Giacomo BallaPortrait of Giacomo Balla

Giacomo Balla

Moving objects multiply themselves

1871-1958
Natalia GoncharovaPortrait of Natalia Goncharova

Natalia Goncharova

Art-Punk in Futurist Moscow

1881-1962
Carlo CarràPortrait of Carlo Carrà

Carlo Carrà

An argument for consistency

1881-1966
Gino SeveriniPortrait of Gino Severini

Gino Severini

A future of dancers instead of machines

1883-1966
Giorgio de ChiricoPortrait of Giorgio de Chirico

Giorgio de Chirico

Enchanted space in the city of Nietzsche

1888-1978

Next movement: Cubism"We only wanted to express what was in us..."

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