IDEAS FACTORY | definition of futurism
Concern with events and trends of the future, or which anticipate the future.
An artistic movement begun in Italy in 1909, which strongly rejected traditional forms and embraced the energy and dynamism of modern technology. Launched by Filippo Marinetti, it had effectively ended by 1918 but was widely influential, particularly in Russia on figures such as Malevich and Mayakovsky.Oxford Dictionaries | English. (2017). futurism | Definition of futurism in English by Oxford Dictionaries. [online] Available at:https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/futurism
Futurism, the first avant-garde moment of twentieth century, was founded in Juanary 1909, in Milan, by the writer Fillippo Tommaso Marinetti. It was neither a school of painting nor of literature, but a revolutionary moment whose aim was to create a new sensibility and a new approach to the world in general and to art in particular.
Cubism + Futurism = Cubofuturism Didier Ottinger
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, 1907
Luigi Russolo The Revolt 1911 abstracted figures pulling chevron shapes with grid-like patterns behind
What the Futurists proposed instead was an art that celebrated the modern world of industry and technology: 'We declare … a new beauty, the beauty of speed. A racing motor car … is more beautiful than the Victory of Samothrace' (the celebrated ancient Greek sculpture in the Louvre museum in Paris). From an original blend of elements of Neo-Impressionism and Cubism, the Futurists created a new style that expressed the idea of the dynamism, energy and movement of modern life. The chief artists were Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carrà, Gino Severini and Luigi Russolo.