The Easel

Above It All

Italian Futurists worshiped speed, and the machines that produced it. They dreamed of an Italy driven by technology, and it showed in their art. These ideas were influential in Europe and at home won a key admirer – Mussolini. With their imagery of “masculine military power”, were they complicit in the “aestheticization of war”? Only some, but enough to hinder recognition of Italy’s most influential art movement.