Presentation: The Futurists

The Futurist movement was founded by the Italian poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti in 1909. 
They disdained what they perceived as Italy's backwardness and rejected everything in the past. They were optimistic about the future: the industrialization, war and revolutions. 

And they loved everything modern: the automobile, the streetlight, the airplane. 

They began painting in a neo-impressionistic way. After the group went to Paris they were influenced by the cubists. The futurists believed they went beyond cubism and other expressions of the era, and created their own style with representation of motion and emotion through a technique they named dynamism. 

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