(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.
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How to use futurism in a sentence
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 | Jacob Silverman | March 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But futurism and policy stuff was almost absent from her speech.
Amazing new 3D graphics, floating mid-air, helped the music's vintage futurism feel current.
Models walked through water in structural and sheer garments, evoking both an early tribalism and futurism.
Surely here is the home of Post Impressionism and of futurism.The Luck of Thirteen | Jan Gordon
There may be a science of futurism in which the "force-lines" of a horse or a motor car may be part of a useful diagram.The Book of This and That | Robert Lynd
Into this reticence pieces of futurism, Omega cushions and Van-Gogh-like pictures exploded their colours.Aaron's Rod | D. H. Lawrence
The difference between Pastism and futurism is the difference between statics and dynamics.The Tree of Heaven | May Sinclair
Signor Marinetti, who coined the hideous word, "futurism," goes still further.Ivory Apes and Peacocks | James Huneker
British Dictionary definitions for futurism
an artistic movement that arose in Italy in 1909 to replace traditional aesthetic values with the characteristics of the machine age
- futurist, noun, adjective
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