Filippo Tommaso Marinetti=FuturismPosted: May 16, 2011
FILIPPO TOMMASO MARINETTI
Futurism was an international art movement founded in Italy in 1909. It was (and is) a refreshing contrast to the weepy sentimentalism of Romanticism. The Futurists loved speed, noise, machines, pollution, and cities; they embraced the exciting new world that was then upon them rather than hypocritically enjoying the modern world’s comforts while loudly denouncing the forces that made them possible. Fearing and attacking technology has become almost second nature to many people today. Futurism was first announced on Feb. 20, 1909, when the Paris newspaper Le Figaro published a manifesto by the Italian poet and editor Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. The name Futurism, coined by Marinetti, reflected his emphasis on discarding what he conceived to be the static and irrelevant art of the past and celebrating change, originality, and innovation in culture and society. Marinetti , born Dec. 22, 1876, in Alexandria, died Dec. 2, 1944, in Bellagio, Italian-French prose writer, novelist, poet, and dramatist. Was educated in Egypt, France, Italy, and Switzerland and began his literary career working for an Italian–French magazine in Milan. During most of his life his base was in France, though he made frequent trips to Italy and wrote in the languages of both countries. Such early poetry as the French Destruction (1904) showed the vigor and anarchic experimentation with form.
Viva La France. Ink, crayon and cut and pasted printed paper on paper ( late 1914-Feb. 19-15 )
Book cover for Zang Tumb Tumb (1912)