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.
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.
Where to see the art, poetry and history of the Futurists Aosta Futurismi Centro Saint Benin Bari La Puglia e il Futurismo: Parigi 1909-Bari 2009 Padiglione della Fiera del Levante Bologna Bologna avanguardia futurista Casa Saraceni Brescia D’Annunzio e Marinetti. L’arte al potere Santa Giulia Brindisi Collezionare il Futurismo Palazzo Granafei Nervegna Casale Monferrato Mafarka, […]
FUTURISM CELEBRATED ROME : Laser lights slash through atmospheric smoke, illuminating the crowd and creating a live futurist painting on Piazza del Popolo, while a sound sculpture evoked the cacaphonic and noise-filled poetry of Marinetti. Green, indigo and red, the preferred colors of painters Balla, Boccioni and Calle, made diagonals and sweeping stripes. Photos by […]
Extreme Painting, Rome The location: Piazza Colonna, Rome, 10 p.m. A man dangles from ropes in front of the facade of Palazzo Wedekind, illuminated by spotlights. Above him glows the neon sign “IL TEMPO” adjacent to an oversized clock. Below, a large crowd forms in the piazza, heads tilted to observe the extreme artist. He […]
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.
Who Was Who c. 1909 Giacomo Balla, painter Umberto Boccioni, painter, sculptor Anton Giulio Bragaglia David Burliuk, painter Vladimir Burliuk, painter Mario Carli Carlo Carrà, painter Ambrogio Casati, painter Primo Conti, artist Tullio Crali Luigi De Giudici, painter Fortunato Depero, painter Gerardo Dottori, painter, poet and art Critic Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, poet Vladimir Mayakovsky, poet […]
Futurism Fashion Balla and Biagotti: Milan’s fashion week celebrates the centenary of Futurism with a collection of creations that seems to revive Giacomo Balla’s myth of the “Anti-Neutral Clothes” (1914). For her autumn/winter collection, Laura Biagiotti draws on Balla’s Futurist aesthetics, proposing outfits with avant-garde embellishments and agile, dynamic, playful and asymmetric forms. The “Anti-Neutral” […]
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.