The main style of Futurism often consists and emphasizes on the concept of speed, technology, violence and objects. Often found and represented by many different colors and shapes, in this style of art, are methods of transportation, such as cars, airplanes, trains, etc. This movement emphasizes, as well the importance of the future, mainly as it relates to the advancement of machine age and the importance of the urban environment, propelling people forward into a progressive state of mind. These components are repeatedly found in this movement, as it portrays the integration of a modern world, all while lightening Italy’s history. Being original was one of the most important design element for this movement, which is why they demanded complete severance with anything of the past. Originality was so important to the contributors, which pushed them to believe it should come at all costs, even through violence—which is why it was such a radical design movement. Cubism, one of many other art movement, has as well contributed to the development of Futurism, as it helped with the progression of Italy’s Futurism artistic style. Other art movements, such as Divisionism and Post-impressionism as well has had an impact on the movement itself. Not only has Futurism been influenced, it has as well influenced numerous other art movement, such as Dada, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Constructivism, Surrealism, and others. It would be hard to know twentieth-century art without studying Futurism. This art movement consists of many different practices. Paintings, sculptures, ceramics, graphic designs, industrial designs and interior designs are some of numerous ways Futurism is represented. Surprisingly this movement is also found in cooking, fashion as well as films and theatre.Futurism has enormously impacted the world of art in the twentieth-century and still continues to be influencial to this day, impacting the world mondern art.
Filippo Tommaso Emilio Marinetti
Born on December 22nd 1876 and past on December 4th 1944, Filippo Tommaso Emilio Marinetti was an Italian poet, editor, art theorist and founder of the Futuristic movement. Marinetti was most popular and recognized as being the first Futurist Manifesto author. His idea of Futurism was mainly composed of idealizing the power of violence and cruelty in art. These statement were shortly confirmed after his public support for Benito Mussolini, which reinforced the idea of Futurism as it was based on fascist elements. Following the publication if the Futuristic Manifesto in 1909, Marinetti later came out with various different Futurism art work, which were not as popular as his Manifesto.
Born on February 11th, 1881, Carlo Carrà was an Italian painter and was one of the leading figures for the futurism design movement. He left his home at the age of 12 to then work as a mural decorator. A couple years forward, he was decorating the Exposition Universelle in Paris, where he became familiarized with contemporary French art. He then went on to spend a few months in London to come back to Milan in 1901. In 1910 he signed, at the side of Umberto Boccioni, Luigi Russolo and Giacomo Balla, the manifesto of Futurist Painters, and commenced a section of painting that became his hottest and prestigious.