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futurism

Line breaks: fu¦tur|ism
Pronunciation: /ˈfjuːtʃərɪz(ə)m
 
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Definition of futurism in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1Concern with events and trends of the future, or which anticipate the future.
Example sentences
  • Emotional disconnect, man-machine sexual politics, dystopian futurism, German electronic-music fetishes - Bowie was post-millennial before we even hit 1980.
  • Through journals like these, the vorticists cultivated a small public instead of the mass public that commercial advertising, futurism, suffragism, and the Fabians sought to marshal.
  • I had, admittedly, written a book with Watts Wacker on the future, but I neither knew that futurism was a discipline, nor that I was a futurist.
1.1 (Futurism) An artistic movement begun in Italy in 1909, which strongly rejected traditional forms and embraced the energy and dynamism of modern technology. Launched by Filippo Marinetti, it had effectively ended by 1918 but was widely influential, particularly in Russia on figures such as Malevich and Mayakovsky.
Example sentences
  • Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism, Purism, Neo-Plasticism, Surrealism, Neoclassicism, social realism, his art experienced them all.
  • Early abstract artists associated with Futurism, Constructivism and Cubism similarly sought to make works that captured a kind of pure dynamism.
  • Much experimental music at the time incorporated the ideals of Dada, Surrealism, Futurism, Expressionism and abstract painting.

Origin

from future + -ism, translating Italian futurismo, French futurisme.

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