MOVEMENT:FUTURISM (Futurismo – Italian)
Futurism was an international art movement founded by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti in Italy.
Futurists were heavily influenced by Geometric abstracts, Machine art and Aeropittura ( 'aero-painting'). However, the style that was responsible for Futurism's flair was Cubism. Futurists used Cubist geometric forms and intersecting planes combined with complementary colours to provide the basis for their artworks.
Many 20th Century art movements influenced by Futurism include:
– Art Deco (aka'Art Moderne' or'the Jazz Style')
Artists influenced by Futurism include:
Despite the fact that Futurism is now regarded as'extinct', many principles that Marinetti supported echo in Japanese culture and surface in manga/anime and also in the film works of Shinya Tsukamoto.
Futurism also managed to manifest itself into literature, theatre and music. These manifestations grew onto clothing fashions, cuisine and even children's toys.
The aims of Futurism was to emphasize dynamism, speed, energy and the power of the machine and the vitality, change and restlessness in modern life in general terms.
The name'Futurism' coined by Marinetti, reflected on his opinion of discarding what he conceived to be the static and irrelevant art of the past and celebrating change, originality and innovation in culture and society. Marinetti's manifesto glorified in the new technology of the automobile and the'splendor' of its speed, power and movement. He encouraged violence and conflict and called for the sweeping repudiation of traditional, cultural, social and political values as well as the destruction of historical and cultural institutions such as academies, museums and libraries.
The manifesto's rhetoric was pretentious; its tone was aggressive and inflammatory and was purposely intended to inspire public a…