Futurism Movement, Futurist Artists, Futurism History
The Futurism movement, ranging from 1909 to 1944, originated in Italy as an avant-garde movement that took technology, speed and modernity as its inspiration. Futurism conveyed the technological dynamics of twentieth century life. The futurist style glorified the machine age and war, and favored the rise of Fascism. Futurism was at its peak in 1909 when Filippo Marinetti created his first manifesto of the art style. Marinetti expressed violent sentiment regarding art and literature, and it seemed that his comments were more about shocking the public than exploring an art form. Other artists who grasped the futurist movement attempted to capture what they called the “force lines” of an item or object. Futurist artists also strove to portray a combination of what they remember synthesized with what they see. It is interesting to note that futurism is the first art movement to be self invented. Famous fauvist artists include Filippo Marinetti, Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carra, and Gino Severini.