Almost 400 years after the 17th century scientist’s discoveries, an interdisciplinary team of scholars in Florence spent two years recreating the instrument Galileo Galilei used to view the night sky.
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Futurism: Italy celebrates the 100th Anniversary of “Futurismo” with art, street performances, food and fashion
February 22, 2009 marked the day when Filippo Tomasso Marinetti first published his Futurist Manifesto 100 years ago. The 100th anniversary of the futurism movement, in Italy, was marked by an impressive, all night, festival that featured an intense array of passionate artist that only futurism could condone.
by Michael DISABATO
Marinetti’s ideology was geared toward the youth, he spent his adult life urging the future generations to understand his philosophy.
by Karen PINKUS
In many ways, Italian Futurism could be considered an unacknowledged precursor to punk.
The Futurists were members of the Italian bourgeoisie. Punks were working class, but both movements shared a disdain for high culture, for detatched bohemian/hippie art, and for lethargy or nostalgia. Marinetti wrote his founding manifesto of the Futurist movement in 1909 and quickly found a following in a group of painters, sculptors, poets, dramatists, architects, and musical innovators– including Carlo Carra, Umberto Boccioni, Luigi Russolo, Giacomo Balla, Antonio Sant’Elia, Fortunato Depero, and many others.
To capture the essence of Futurism in food, a restaurant must have a style, a sense of
humor and of course food that inspires and perhaps challenges the ordinary. It must transport, it must be fun, it must be visually exciting.