Futurism - 3/28/2011 ART HISTORY 173 March 29, 2011 World...

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3/28/2011 1 ART HISTORY 173 March 29, 2011 World War I and Art: Futurism The Futurist Manifesto , 1909 An Italian nationalist artistic movement (c. 1909-1918) inspired by the dynamic energy of industry and the machine age. Inspired by Cubist deconstruction & rearrangement of shape and form c Dynamism: An analysis of the motion and movement of an object through space. Saw war as a cleansing agent c Favored the growth of Fascism
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3/28/2011 2 Umberto Boccioni, States of Mind: The Farewells , 1911 Umberto Boccioni Unique Forms of Continuity in Space 1913
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3/28/2011 3 Giacomo Balla, Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash , 1912 Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY Gino Severini Armored Train 1915
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3/28/2011 4 World War I August 1914 – November 1918 Involved all the great powers of the West, 2nd deadliest conflict in history • 70 million total soldiers combined, 9.7 million killed • A political assassination (June 1914) escalates due to complex alliances
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