Some Futurist Extensions:

(research: Heather Gorn)

This is the last portion of the Manifesto of the Futurist Painters 1910 (Umberto

Boccioni, Carlo Carra, Luigi Russolo, Giacomo Balla, Gino Severini):

These are our final conclusions:
With our enthusiastic adherence to Futurism, we will:
1.      Destroy the cult of the past, the obsession with the ancients, pedantry and
academic formalism.
2.      Totally invalidate all kinds of imitation.
3.      Elevate all attempts at originality, however daring, however violent.
4.      Bear bravely and proudly the smear of ‘madness’ with which they try to gag
all innovators.
5.      Regard art critics as useless and dangerous.
6.      Rebel against the tyranny of words: ‘Harmony’ and ‘good taste’ and other
loose expressions which can be used to destroy the works of Rembrandt, Goya,
7.      Sweep the whole field of art clean of all themes and subjects which have been
used in the past.
8.      Support and glory in our day-to-day world, a world which is going to be
continually and splendidly transformed by victorious Science.
The dead shall be buried in the earth’s deepest bowels!  The threshold of the
future will be swept free of mummies!  Make room for youth, for violence, for

Here are some links to some art by the prominent artists of the Italian futurist
movement (ie. those who signed the first manifesto):

Carlo Carra, Portrait of Marinetti

Gino Severini, The Boulevard

Umberto Boccioni, The City Rises

Umberto Boccioni, Matter

Giacomo Balla, Arc Lamp