2Who were the Futurists?Futurism was a movement that started in Italy in the early part of the 20th century.The Futurists admired speed, technology, youth and violence, the car, the airplane and the industrial city, all that represented the technological triumph of humanity over nature, and they were passionate nationalists.They wanted their artwork to look as modern and “high tech” as possible.High tech from a 1900’s point of view.
3"We want no part of it, the past, we the young and strong Futurists!" Filippo Marinetti was the founder of Futurism.He launched the movement in his Futurist Manifesto, in 1909.In it Marinetti expressed a passionate loathing of everything old, especially political and artistic tradition."We want no part of it, the past, we the young and strong Futurists!"
4There are several types of movement and artist can use. The first is the illusion of Actual Movement.This is where the subject matter looks like it is moving.Techniques like motion blur and speed lines are used.
34Implied ActionAction is different than movement, and meant to express the concept of energy, action and excitement generated by a crowd or industrial machinery.Early photo of the Beatles (often considered a Futurist photo in style).
38Eye movement/Direction This is where the artist sets up a composition that directs the viewers eye through the artwork along a desired path.This is similar to subliminal advertising and is also called Direction.
50Constructivism was an artistic and architectural movement that originated in Russia from 1919 onward which rejected the idea of "art for art's sake" in favor of art as a practice directed towards social purposes.
56Black velvet painting goes back to the 14th century, when Marco Polo found samples of velvet paintings in Kashmir.
57The popularity of American black velvet painting can be traced to the work of one man known as the "American Gauguin" – Edgar Leeteg, a native of California, who lived and painted in Tahiti from 1933-to-1953.
58However it has seen a resurgence in popularity since the mid 90’s (due to a rise in interest in “Art Brut”).
60Contemporary Artists have created much more sophisticated use of the positive negative interaction. Artist Frank Miller (300 and Sin City) has created an entire career and persona based on the technique (and brought it to new heights).