HumanitiesWeb HumanitiesWeb
Periods Alphabetically Nationality Topics Themes Medium Glossary
pixel - Mussolini's Futurism

Sort by Period
Sort Alphabetically
Sort by Nationality
Themes in Art


Get Your Degree!

Find schools and get information on the program that’s right for you.

Powered by Campus Explorer

& etc

All Rights Reserved.

Site last updated
28 October, 2012
Real Time Analytics
Mussolini's Futurism
The magazine Le Figaro dated 20 February, 1909, published an article by Filippo Marinetti (an Italian poet and later friend of Mussolini) in which he talked about heroism and the glory of war, and came up with the term Futurism to describe the type of art he espoused. In essence he wanted to see machines and figures in motion together in "universal dynamism". Earnest manifestos were published explaining the theories further and the "Manifest of Futurist Painting" was signed by Umberto Boccioni, the most influential of the Futurists, Carlo Carrą, Biacomo Balla, and Gino Severini. The Futurist Exhibition was assembled and opened in Paris, where it caused a great scandal. It then continued around Europe causing riots virtually wherever it opened. Ironically, the movement petered out when its leading light, Boccioni, died in 1916 of wounds received in the Great War.

Contributed by Gifford, Katya
7 April 2002


Terms Defined

Referenced Works