Art ... can be nothing but violence, cruelty, and injustice. Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
Art … can be nothing but violence, cruelty, and injustice.
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Try to live the war pictorially studying it in all its mechanical forms ( military trains, fortifications, wounded men, ambulances, hospitals, parades, etc.
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

On 11 October 1908, having worked for six years at my international magazine  “Poesia” in an attempt to free the Italian lyrical genius that was under sentence of death from its traditional and commercial fetters, I suddenly felt that articles, poetry and controversies were no longer enough. It was absolutely crucial to switch methods, get out into the streets, lay siege to theatres, and introduce the fisticuff into the artistic struggle. … …My Italian blood raced faster when my lips coined out loud the word . It was the new formula of Action-Art and a code of mental health. It was a youthful and innovative banner, anti-traditional, optimistic, heroic and dynamic, that had to be hoisted over the ruins of all attachment to the past.
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

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.
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Mondrian is the greatest Futurist painter of the North.
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

The life of matter can be embraced only by an orchestral style, at once polychromatic, polyphonic, and polymorphous, by means of the most extensive analogies.
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

I feel the matter of my heart being transformed, metallized, in an optimism of steel.
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

We love the indomitable bellicose patriotism that sets you apart; we love the national pride that guides your muscularly courageous race; we love the potent individualism that doesn’t prevent you from opening your arms to individualists of every land, whether libertarians or anarchists.
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

There is no longer beauty except in the struggle. No more masterpieces without an aggressive character. Poetry must be a violent assault against the unknown forces in order to overcome them and prostrate them before men.
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

A new beauty has been added to the splendor of the world—the beauty of speed.
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

A Race car is more beautiful than the Victory of Samotracia
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Art […] can be nothing but violence, cruelty, and injustice.
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

…destroy the museums, the libraries, every type of academy… …the great crowds, shaken by work, by pleasure or by rioting”… …We will glorify war – the world’s only hygiene – militarism, patriotism, the destructive gesture of freedom-bringers, beautiful ideas worth dying for, and scorn for woman.
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

We affirm that the world’s magnificence has been enriched by a new beauty: the beauty of speed. A racing car whose hood is adorned with great pipes, like serpents of explosive breath – a roaring car that seems to run on grapeshot is more beautiful than The Victory of Samothrace.
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

To the conception of the imperishable, the immortal, we oppose, in art, that of becoming, the perishable, the transitory, and the ephemeral. (these ideas and conceptions, around 1911, are strongly connected to ’élan vitale’ of the French philosopher Bergson, teaching in Paris those years,)
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Art deals with profound and simple moods… …Let us suppose that the artist – in this instance Picabia – gets a certain impression by looking at our skyscrapers, our city, our way of life, and that he tries to reproduce it…. …he will convey it in plastic ways on the canvas, even though we see neither skyscrapers nor city on it.
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

The past is necessarily inferior to the future. That is how we wish it to be. How could we acknowledge any merit in our most dangerous enemy: the past, gloomy prevaricator, execrable tutor? We Abjure Our Symbolist Masters…, from War, the World’s Only Hygiene.
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

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