Marinetti and the Futurists Research Assignment
Prompt from Italian Civilization Professor:
Step #1: Read the Marinetti Lecture Notes on the Word Document attachment.
Step #2: Read the word document attachment titled “Contents of the Manifesto Italy”.
Step #3: Read the word document attachment titles “Fascist Manifesto”.
Step #4: Read the PowerPoint attachment titled “Italian Futurism” .
Step #5: Now for your assignment… In the Founding Manifesto, published in le Figaro on 20 February 1909, Marinetti writes: “Up to now literature has exalted a pensive immobility, ecstasy, and sleep. We intend to exalt aggressive action, a feverish insomnia, the racer's stride, the mortal leap, the punch and the slap.” Violence was their preferred mode of interacting with reality, and the key to unlocking a new sense of Aesthetics, as well as the path to creating of the New Man. An entire century and two world wars separate us from that manifesto: what, if anything, can we learn from Marinetti and the Futurists? Can we admire their aesthetic achievements and at the same time condemn their warmongering activities? Is it even possible to separate the two?
Notes from me the student to the Essay Zoo Writer: I included all the files needed in attachments. The assignment must be in Times New Roman Font Size 12 with 1 inch margins all around. Thank you.
Marinetti and the Futurists
Marinetti was an Italian art theorist and the founder of the futurist movement that became widely known in Europe in 1909. He wrote the Futurist manifesto describing his objectives into political, military, social and financial perspectives. During this period, industrialization was taking place in Europe and futurist wanted to confirm Italy's presence. Committed to the new experience, futurist hoped to destroy older ways of culture, and present the beauty of modern life where machine, speed, violence and change was glorified.
During his argument about the futurist manifesto, Marinetti stated, "Up to now literature has exalted a pensive immobility, ecstasy, and sleep. We intend to ex...
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