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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 213 ART THROUGH THE AGES

Futurism

BURNING WITH LIFE

 

Dynamic, young, and energetic, Futurists embraced the new and rejected the inertia of the old with a fiery passion. Surrounded by the exponential technological growth of the industrial revolution, these artists demanded that art follow suit. They relished humankind’s dominance over nature and violently trampled over anything static with their painting, sculpture, music, and poetry. To the Futurists, matter equaled energy.

WHEN & WHERE

c. 1909–1915

Italy and Russia

The urban landscape, machines, dancers, and abstract images of movement and sound defined the Futurists’ frenetic ...

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