20th Century Art



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Futurism (1909-1914 (16)) originated as a literary movement in Milan, Italy by Fillippo Tommaso Marinetti and fellow Futurists who believed that theirs was a “truthful art”. Their work was aggressive; it represented movement, change and dynamism in present terms. The Futurists, inspired by industry and the machine age, were pro-war with a militantly stated program of action in their manifesto. They loved speedy automobiles and living dangerously. Performance art, which the Futurists originated, fit their temperament perfectly!



Flight From the Gallery, 1910

Artist: Umberto Boccioni (1882-1914)


The Unique Forms of Continuity in Space, 1913

Artist: Umberto Boccioni (1882-1914)

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Kathleen Grisham
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