Tag Archives: Filippo Marinetti

homegrown or home blown: no name on the bullet

We wish to glorify War — the only health giver of the world — militarism, patriotism, the destructive arm of the Anarchist, the beautiful Ideas that kill, the contempt for woman. We wish to destroy the museums, the libraries, to … Continue reading

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and the beat drones on

The war on terror. Its long way from those hobby remote controlled planes of forty years ago with 1200 horsepower twenty-eight foot wingspan weapons of today. ┬áThe aesthetics of the war on terror, frightingly, resemble the artistic sensibilities of Marinetti’s … Continue reading

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marinetti: follies of futurism

In 1920, discovering that Mussolini was being funded by industrialists and bankers, indignantly quit the party. In 1919 the new Fascist party put up its first list of nineteen candidates and all were defeated including “star” candidate Arturo Toscanini. But … Continue reading

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back to the futurism: cleansing joy of combat

F.P. Marinetti and futurism. The grand effort to wipe out every vestige of the past. As the poet Guillaume Apollinaire wrote in 1913, it was the first collective effort to suppress history in the name of art… While Filippo Marinetti … Continue reading

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over the waterfall with the wave of the future

…throw the baby out with the bath water. Futurism and how to wipe out every vestige of the past. It was a passionate manifesto and a disastrous political counterpart… With the launching of futurism, as R.W. Flint once observed, Marineti … Continue reading

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all washed up the creek

and no place to go. Rinsed out by the wave of the future. … If political parties and ideologies, including the most reactionary, must constantly look ahead, they habitually look back, too, to the figures from whom they derive inspiration … Continue reading

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cult of the machine: cataclysms of progress

The distinctive beauty of the ugly. Is ornament unhealthy? A crime? Is a suppression of the decorative a necessity in regulating passion? Bauhaus was, in part, a reaction against the sensuality of art nouveau, the decadence of the curves replaced … Continue reading

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bauhaus: mickey maus austerity

Walter Gropius soon realized that his vision could not be realized by one man alone. What was needed was a laboratory of design in which a new generation of artists could apply the discoveries of modern art to architecture and … Continue reading

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depero

by Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com) back in the late 70’s, when punk first hit the northwest, i had this self-portrait of the futurist depero hanging on my wall right next to a photo of johnny rotten. separated at birth? you … Continue reading

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dada and definition : what is becomes

by Art Chantry (art@artchantry.com) back in 1939, after several years of quiet inactivity (if you think of chess as inactivity), the great godhead conceptualist dadaist/anti-artist marcel duchamp, introduced his awesome “rotorelief” series. the art world was (like always) terribly confused, … Continue reading

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