Futurism - the Art Movement
Futurism began in Italy in the early 20th century. A group of Italian artists were interested in Mechanical & Technological arena's and the speed at which developments were occurring.
Their goal was to embody the energy of the constantly evolving world. They discovered better ways to capture movement in art, by using overlapping and blurring of outlines. Through this, they better captured the energy and power o forms moving through space.
Primarily cubism and the flattening of pictorial space influenced futurism. Other influences were impressionism's urban subject matter, post-impressionism and the phenomenon of speed.
Futuristic artworks often depicted machines, athletes or cities; sometimes abstracted. They conveyed the power and movement of the modern revolution. Artists used overlapping forms flattening of pictorial, space bright colours, Seurat's method of divisionism and urban subject matter. The artworks often had a patriotic, aggressive and fearless theme. …
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