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Futurism Movement in 1909-1914

Introduction

The early twentieth century art movement known as The Futurism Art Movement is considered an Italian Art movement. The development of the types of art in this era was the direct response to other artistic movements. This movement celebrated technology, speed, violence, modernity, and youth. In many ways, it glorified war and supported Fascism. The Futurism movement covered many areas like, paintings, architecture, literature, textiles, ceramics, theatre, film, and industrial design. Futurism is viewed as a direct contrast to Romanticism. Futurists love machines, noise, speed, pollution, and city life. They embraced the new unknown world of technological advances in the twentieth century. The most influential personality of the Futuristic Art Movement was Flippo Tommaso Marinetti. He is credited with launching the movement when he published an article that expressed his passion about some ideals that many people were not embracing at the time. In addition to their manifestos, Futurists also organized meetings, performed absurdities, many of which ended in riots. Early Futurists had hoped that this movement would lead to an international revolution, but the move only thrived in Italy until the late 1940s. The futurists had hoped that this movement would influence social thinking in culmination to the arts. Nonetheless, its influence was only prominent in Russia, Germany, and Great Britain. The Futuristic Art Movement had a great impact on literature, music, visual arts, design, cinema, and theatre and can still be observed today.