The Futurists Go To War, Part Two

Futurism in Transition From War to Fascism Although in the histories of the Great War, Italy is usually written of as a “minor power,” or a minor player in the larger structure of the War. The nation was a latecomer to the conflict and had limited goals....

The Futurists Go to War, Part One

Italy at War The Futurists Fall When Filippo Tommaso Emilio Marinetti (1876-1944) called for “war” in his famous Futurist Manifesto of 1909, he was not asking for actual war, as in clashes between nations. The poet was demanding a rebellion against the...

The Great War and Traditional Painting

French Visual Culture and The Great War Painting War One of the oddities of the French response of the French to the Great War was that the visual reaction was in large part one of a barrage of popular culture. While the British, English, Irish, Scottish, produced a...

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