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Italian Futurist Manifesto: Art, Innovation, and Controversy with Fascism

Italian Futurism: Embracing Modernity and its Controversial Legacy Italian Futurism, a cultural and social movement that emerged in the early 20th century, aimed to reject the past and embrace the speed, technology, and industrial dynamism of the modern age. The movement's vision, encapsulated in the "Futurist Manifesto" published by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti in 1909, called for the demolition of museums and libraries, the glorification of modern life, and a sweeping away of all traditions and cultural legacies which it saw as antithetical to progress. States of Mind I: The Farewells - Umberto Boccioni The Thrust of Futurist Art Futurism was not confined to just literature or philosophy; it spanned across painting, sculpture, architecture, and even music, infusing all these fields with its enthusiasm for the modern. Artists like Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carrà, and Giacomo Balla pushed the boundaries of visual arts by focusing on movement, spe