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A possible prominent disambiguation.[edit]

Perhaps it would improve the encyclopedia as a whole if Futurology was given a direct disambiguating link at the top of this page in a standard way. It may be notable enough of a second meaning compared to this and other possible meanings. Emesee (talk) 08:18, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

Revived after the war?[edit]

The article states: "After the war, Marinetti attempted to revive the movement in il secondo Futurismo.", but Filippo Tommaso Marinetti died December 1944 and Italy was liberated in April 1945. Something's wrong here... --Martin von Wittich (talk) 14:41, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

It is clear from the context that Marinetti revived the movement after the First World War. Marshall46 (talk) 21:19, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

Request for assessment[edit]

Despite the addition of a lot of material, references and illustrations, this article has not been assessed yet. Comments, suggestions and nominations welcomed. Marshall46 (talk) 09:54, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

It has been rated as "Start class", which seems to be wrong to me. A Start Class article "is developing, but .. is quite incomplete and, most notably, lacks adequate reliable sources. The article has a usable amount of good content, but it is weak in many areas, usually in referencing. Quality of the prose may be distinctly unencyclopedic ..." I don't think any of these criteria apply. Surely "Good"? Marshall46 (talk) 15:29, 3 May 2009 (UTC)
In the absence of any objections, I have upgraded to "good". Marshall46 (talk) 07:06, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

Futurist music[edit]

There is material here that is not in the Futurism (music) article, and that article ought to be merged with Musica Futurista.

In this section, Futurism is applied too loosely to include composers who never considered themselves Futurists and who were never accepted as such by the Futurist movement, e.g., Varèse, Antheil. Marshall46 (talk) 15:15, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

It is proposed that this article be merged with Futurism (literature). I disagree. Merging would make this article too long. 19:36, 26 December 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Marshall46 (talkcontribs)

How closely related are the two, historically? What is gained by merging the two? Do people even study the two together, typically? I've read about futurist art and taken courses in which futurist painting and sculpture were discussed, and I don't recall much on futurist literature being talked about. Perhaps if the case could be made that futurist writers and artists were mutually influential and to segregate them would be wrong, I'd consider supporting. But for now, they seem safely distinct. And, as Marshall46 points out, the article would become too long, especially if/when either component is further developed.  J L G 4 1 0 4  04:07, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Nothing has come of this, so I've removed the tag. Marshall46 (talk) 08:07, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

Human Future[edit]

I moved this external link to Futurology as it has nothing to do with Futurism (art). Marshall46 (talk) 22:15, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

An Italian phenomenon?[edit]

The statement that Futurism was largely an Italian phenomenon has been amended to read that it was largely an Italian and Russian phenomenon. The Russian movement was certainly important, and was arguably the most significant manifestation of Futurism outside Italy. The Russians quickly asserted their independence of the Italians, and of Marinetti in particular. But the movement is primarily associated with Marinetti and it persisted longer in Italy than anywhere else - thirty years, in fact - and the Russian movement was nowhere near so long lived. For that reason I think it is more accurate to say that it was largely an Italian phenomenon. Comments, please. Marshall46 (talk) 20:01, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

No-one has disagreed, so I am going to change the passage to say Futurism was "largely an Italian phenomenon". Marshall46 (talk) 09:26, 5 April 2009 (UTC)


The recent anonymous edit changed the meaning of the passage: the reason why La Città Nova was not built was not Sant'Elia's death, but the fact that it was a fantasy city that could never be built; so I have changed "since" back to "and". I have restored the reference to his influence, which was not redundant at all, but I have removed the reference to Blade Runner, which is mentioned later. Marshall46 (talk) 08:33, 25 May 2009 (UTC)


I have restored the redlinks that were recently removed, pending discussion. They should be removed if they are irrelevant to the topic, but not simply because there are no related articles: they may deserve articles. That was certainly the case with Fillià, who was a redlink until I wrote the article on him. I did look up one of the artists deleted, Béla Kádár, and found he had a very slight connection with Futurism and cannot be described as a "prominent" Futurist artist; he may be a candidate for deletion from this list, though he seems to be sufficiently important for an article in his own right. What about the others? Marshall46 (talk) 06:56, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

Deleted Béla Kádár from the list of prominent Futurists, but created an entry for him. Marshall46 (talk) 23:22, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Italian modern and contemporary art[edit]

A large section of this article was cut and inserted in "Italian modern and contemporary art". I have replaced it. "Italian modern and contemporary art" is a summary, "Futurism" gives a more detailed account of the Futurist movement. Therefore there should be more information about Futurism in the "Futurism" article than in the "Italian modern and contemporary art" article. Marshall46 (talk) 10:15, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

Jewish Futurism[edit]

This article is about the art movement. Please do not add irrelevant material. Marshall46 (talk) 16:24, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

Article on Futurism[edit]

Dear Wikipedia Editors, Artyfacts is an online arts' magazine based in London. We think our article on Futurism may be a suitable link for Wikipedia's Futurism page. If so, we request your link with us. You may visit our page on We look forward to hearing from you. (talk) 15:54, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Good summary. I've linked. Marshall46 (talk) 08:35, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

Please help to improve this article[edit]

The section on "Futurism in Italy 1909-1916" has a lot about the principal artists of the movement but does not mention the key exhibitions of the period which brought Futurism to public view. Please add. Marshall46 (talk) 12:03, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

German bunker art - Is this futurism?[edit]

I think this is an interesting example of something that could be Nazi German futurism: Lipedia (talk) 20:02, 1 October 2011 (UTC)

No. Unlike the Italian Fascists, the Nazis controlled art and banned all modern movements. This is not Futurism. Marshall46 (talk) 17:45, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

Quotes about the founder[edit]

Hi. Does anyone have some books that quote about the founder of Futurism? It would be nice to cite that source for 1909-1916 section. Thanks.Elizabeth077 (talk) 05:47, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi Elizabeth077. I've added some info from a book mentioning about the founder of Futurism. Hope that helped. :) -Nancyinthehouse (talk) 05:56, 30 September 2013 (UTC)