Presentation on theme: "Futurism A Dynamic Reaction to Sentimentality. Futurism’s Spokesman: Marinetti We intend to glorify the love of danger, the custom of energy, the strength."— Presentation transcript:
Futurism’s Spokesman: Marinetti We intend to glorify the love of danger, the custom of energy, the strength of daring. The essential elements of our poetry will be courage, audacity, and revolt. We declare that the splendor of the world has been enriched with a new form of beauty, the beauty of speed. There is no more beauty except in struggle. No masterpiece without the stamp of aggressiveness. We will glorify war-the only true hygiene of the world-militarism, patriotism, the destructive gesture of anarchist, the beautiful Ideas which kill,and the scorn of woman. We will destroy museums, libraries, and fight against moralism, feminism, and all utilitarian cowardice.
The Futurist Manifesto Avant Garde Movement –Reaction to the Decadent Movement –Connection to Social Darwinism Marinetti’s 1907 Launch in Milan –Rejection of the old –Cult of the New Machines –Cars, Planes, etc… Speed Violence Competition Designed to Shock –Welcomed confrontation –Delighted by World War One
Legacy of Futurism Worship of Technological Advance Support to Fascism –Allows Fascists to claim that they are the Party of the Future Will Influence Fascist Art and Propaganda techniques Influences Cubism and Abstract Art Form –Abstract representation of speed Little post WW2 Appeal as tainted by Fascist connections