10 Modern Art Terms Everyone Should Know Umberto Boccioni, Dynamism of a Cyclist, 1913

Futurism

Type: Movement

Futurism is an early 20th-century movement created by Italian poet, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, that emphasizes progress, military aggression, speed, and technology. Futurist paintings focus on scenes such as moving crowds, speeding cars, and crowds, relaying the rhythm and movements of the subject matter.

(p. 41 in ...Isms: Understanding Modern Art)

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