futurism

[fyoo-chuh-riz-uhm]
noun
1.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a style of the fine arts developed originally by a group of Italian artists about 1910 in which forms derived chiefly from cubism were used to represent rapid movement and dynamic motion.
2.
(often initial capital letter) a style of art, literature, music, etc., and a theory of art and life in which violence, power, speed, mechanization or machines, and hostility to the past or to traditional forms of expression were advocated or portrayed.

Origin:
1905–10; < Italian futurismo. See future, -ism

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futurism (ˈfjuːtʃəˌrɪzəm)
 
n
an artistic movement that arose in Italy in 1909 to replace traditional aesthetic values with the characteristics of the machine age
 
'futurist
 
n, —adj

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futurism
1909, from It. futurismo, coined 1909 by It. poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876-1944); see future + -ism. Futurist is attested from 1842, originally theological.
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Example sentences
For younger people, this is the challenge of a generation--a clash between innovative futurism and pessimism.
Futurism had a distinct time, place and description, and none of the music offered here fits the last two of these.
The newspaper was a mainstay of the artistic movement known as futurism.
But for purposes of futurism, growth in educational spending may be more to the point.
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