Filippo Marinetti quotes explain and describe the ideas & goals of Italian Futurism art - free art-resource for students, pupils and art teachers
Marinetti was an Italian poet, writer and editor. He founded Futurism by publishing his first ‘Futurist Manifesto’ in 1909 in ‘Le Figaro’.
Marinetti’s quotes reveal, that violence, dynamics, rolling traffic and moving masses in the modern city were most important inspirations for him. This was Marinetti’s thorough ground to develop Futurism as a new art movement and to call for Futurist visual art, which could express these new phenomena of the modern cities, then!
It was a few years later that Marinetti found in 1911 his Futurist companions in the younger artists, Boccioni, Carrà, Severini and Russolo, a. o… They published a common ‘Futurist Manifesto’. In 1918 Marinetti connected Futurism closely with Italian Fascism.
Some selected quotes of Marinetti - as a short introduction of his extended quotes in the PDF:
’Idealists, workers of thought, unite to show how inspiration and genius walk in step with the progress of the machine, of aircraft, of industry, of trade, of the sciences, of electricity.’ - quote of Marinetti, in a review of his ‘Poesia’, 1905
’…there is no longer any beauty except the struggle. Any work of art that lacks a sense of aggression can never be a masterpiece.’ - Marinetti’s quote, from his first ‘Futurist Manifesto’, 1909
’Try to live the war pictorially studying it in all its mechanical forms (military trains, fortifications, wounded men, ambulances, hospitals, parades, etc).’ - quote from Marinetti’s letter to Severini, Nov. 1914
’With Futurism, instead, art is turning into art-action, which is to say, into will, optimism, aggression, possession, penetration, delight, brutal reality within art,… …geometrical splendor of forces, projections forward. Thus, art is becoming Presence, new Object…’ - quote from ‘The Futurist Reconstruction of the Universe’, March, 1915
links for selected art-resources on Marinetti:
biographical notes on Marinetti, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filippo_Tommaso_Marinetti
artist-quotes of ànd about Marinetti, on Wikiquote: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Filippo_Tommaso_Marinetti
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