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Guide to Futurism: History and Characteristics of Futurism

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 25, 2022 • 4 min read

In the early twentieth century, a small group of Italian artists and writers rejected their cultural legacy in favor of a new, forward-thinking style of art they called Futurism. The Futurists were obsessed with movement and machines and required a dynamic way of painting and sculpting to portray their subject matter.