Marinetti, F. T., 1876-1944

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Italian writer, artist and Futurist leader.

From the description of Carso=Topaia : Una notte in dolina + Topi in amore (drawing), ca. 1917. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 80251453

Founder and leader of the Futurist movement; married Benedetta Cappa, a Futurist writer and artist, in 1923.

From the description of Papers of F.T. Marinetti and Benedetta Cappa Marinetti, 1902-1965 (bulk 1920-1939) (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 77955767

F.T. Marinetti was the founder and leader of Italian futurism.

From the description of Marinetti correspondence and papers, 1886-1974. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 82265403

Marinetti, Italian writer, polemicist and performer, was the founder and leader of futurism. Born to Italian parents, he was educated at French schools in Alexandria and France. As an adult he lived primarily in Italy but composed his literary work in both French and Italian.

From the description of Marinetti student notebooks and other papers, 1891-1936. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 81365060

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876-1944), founder and proponent of Futurism, was the author of Le Futurisme, Teatro sintetico futuristo, and Manifesti del Futurismi.

From the description of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti papers, 1888-1983 (bulk 1888-1944). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702135951

Italian poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti founded and promoted the Futurist Movement in literature and art, a philosophy of anti- traditionalism.

From the description of Futurism manifestos and letter, 1909 and 1929. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 35745738

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876-1944), Italian writer, founder of Futurism and its leader.

From the guide to the Filippo Tommaso Marinetti papers, 1888-1983, 1888-1944, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

Futurism, a twentieth-century movement founded by the Italian writer Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876–1944), embraced literature, painting, sculpture, architecture, and music. The Futurist movement was known for its manifestos which provided practical information about the implementation of futurist principles.

The first Futurist Manifesto was written by Marinetti and published in Le Figaro in 1909. Marinetti called for a new art form that would reflect contemporary living conditions and break with the aesthetic traditions of the nineteenth century. Futurist artists attempted to apply Marinetti's principles by glorifying speed and movement in their works. In 1939, writers Luigi Scrivo and P. Bellanova began compiling notes, clippings, and drafts of chapters for a proposed definitive history of the Futurist Movement. The proposed book, entitled "Volgarizzazione del Futurismo," was never completed. Some of the material collected by Scrivo and Bellanova appears in a similar work, "Sintesi del Futurismo: Storia E Documenti," published by Scrivo in 1968.

Scrivo, Luigi, comp. Sintesi del futurismo . Storia e documenti . Roma, M. Bulzoni, 1968.

From the guide to the Futurism collection, 1909–1969, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

Biographical/Historical Note

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, born in Alexandria in 1876, attended secondary school and university in France, where he began his literary career. After gaining some success as a poet, he founded and edited the journal Poesia (1905), a forum in which the theories of futurism rather quickly evolved. With "Fondazione e Manifesto del Futurismo," published in Le Figaro (1909), Marinetti launched what was arguably the first 20th century avant-garde movement, anticipating many of the issues of Dada and Surrealism. Like other avant-garde movements, futurism took the momentous developments in science and industry as signaling a new historical era, demanding correspondingly innovative art forms and language. Like other avant-garde movements, futurism found a solution in collage, which Marinetti called "parole in libertà" when applied to literary forms. Between 1909 and 1920, the period known as futurism's heroic phase, Marinetti energetically promoted his own work, and that of fellow futurists, through numerous manifestos, speeches, essays, meetings, performances and publications. Following WWI, in which he served, Marinetti became an active member of the fascist party; on April 15, 1919, he and Ferruccio Vecchi led the "battle" of piazza Mercanti against socialists, communists, and anarchists, which was Italian fascism's first decisive victory. In 1929 he was elected to the Academy of Italy. Throughout the 1920s and 30s and until his death in 1944, Marinetti sought to reconcile the theories of futurism with the ideology of state fascism and to serve as impresario for both.

From the guide to the Filippo Tommaso Marinetti correspondence and papers, 1886-1974, 1900-1944, (Getty Research Institute)

Biographical/Historical Note

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, born in Alexandria in 1876, attended secondary school and university in France, where he began his literary career. After gaining some success as a poet, he founded and edited the journal Poesia (1905), a forum in which the theories of Futurism rather quickly evolved. With "Fondazione e Manifesto del Futurismo," published in Le Figaro (1909), Marinetti launched what was arguably the first 20th c. avant-garde movement, anticipating many of the issues of Dada and Surrealism. Like other avant-garde movements, Futurism took the momentous developments in science and industry as signaling a new historical era, demanding correspondingly innovative art forms and language. Like other avant-garde movements, Futurism found a solution in collage, which Marinetti called "parole in libertà" when applied to literary forms. Between 1909 and 1920, the period known as Futurism's heroic phase, Marinetti energetically promoted his own work, and that of fellow Futurists, through numerous manifestos, speeches, essays, meetings, performances and publications. Following WWI, in which he served, Marinetti became an active member of the Fascist party; on April 15, 1919, he and Ferruccio Vecchi led the "battle" of piazza Mercanti against socialists, communists, and anarchists, which was Italian Fascism's first decisive victory. In 1929 he was elected to the Academy of Italy. Throughout the 1920s and 30s and until his death in 1944, Marinetti sought to reconcile the theories of Futurism with the ideology of state Fascism and to serve as impresario for both.

In 1923, Marinetti married Benedetta Cappa. The author of three critically acclaimed Futurist novels, a sizable body of art work, and the mother (with Marinetti) of three girls, Benedetta wrote essays and gave speeches on women and art and women and Fascism, and was presented in the press during the 1930s as a role model for Italian women. After her husband's death, Benedetta continued to correspond with fellow Futurists and to promote Futurism by organizing exhibitions, selling the Marinetti art collection to prominent American collectors and museums, and writing catalog essays.

From the guide to the Papers of F.T. Marinetti and Benedetta Cappa Marinetti, 1902-1965, 1920-1939, (Getty Research Institute)

Biographical/Historical Note

Marinetti, Italian writer, polemicist and performer, was the founder and leader of futurism. Born to Italian parents, he was educated at French schools in Alexandria and France. As an adult he lived primarily in Italy but composed his literary work in both French and Italian.

From the guide to the Filippo Tommaso Marinetti student notebooks and other papers, 1891-1943, (Getty Research Institute)

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creatorOf Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso, 1876-1944. Papers of F.T. Marinetti and Benedetta Cappa Marinetti, 1902-1965 (bulk 1920-1939) Getty Research Library
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Futurism (Music)
Futurism (Art)--Collectors and collecting
Experimental theater
Fascism in art
Fascism and literature
Literature, experimental
Futurism (Literary movement)
Futurism (Art)--Exhibitions
Architecture, Modern
Italian poetry--20th century
Italian literature--20th century
Aeronautics in art
Education, Secondary--Egypt--Alexandria
Fascism and women
War--History--20th century--Pictorial works
Authors, Italian--20th century--Archives
Education, Secondary
Art, Modern--20th century
Futurism (Art)
Futurism (Literary movement)--Sources
World War, 1939-1945--Pictorial works
Fascism--Italy
Art, Italian--20th century
Fascism and art
Fascism and women--Italy
Fascism and art--Italy
Fascism and literature--Italy
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Birth 1876-12-22

Death 1944-12-02

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