- (sometimes initial capital letter) a style of the fine arts developed originally by a group of Italian artists about 1910 in which forms derived chiefly from cubism were used to represent rapid movement and dynamic motion.
- (often initial capital letter) a style of art, literature, music, etc., and a theory of art and life in which violence, power, speed, mechanization or machines, and hostility to the past or to traditional forms of expression were advocated or portrayed.
Origin of futurism
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Examples from the Web for futurism
Futurism became less about predicting the future than pandering to those who sought to maintain an expired past.Not Much New in Douglas Rushkoff’s Reading of the Future
March 26, 2013
But futurism and policy stuff was almost absent from her speech.Elisabeth Murdoch Takes Aim at News Corp.
August 24, 2012
Models walked through water in structural and sheer garments, evoking both an early tribalism and futurism.Alexander McQueen's 10 Best Shows
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February 11, 2010
This writer begins by expressing his objections to the "principle of Futurism."Ezra Pound: His Metric and Poetry
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It may be urged that Blast does not represent Futurism, but Vorticism.The Book of This and That
Surely here is the home of Post Impressionism and of Futurism.The Luck of Thirteen
Then the writer reverted to art again and published a book on Cubism and one on Cubism and Futurism.Idling in Italy
Any theory of a disruptive, hurly-burly aspect is grist to the mill of Futurism.
- an artistic movement that arose in Italy in 1909 to replace traditional aesthetic values with the characteristics of the machine age
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Word Origin and History for futurism
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