Definitions for futurismˈfyu tʃəˌrɪz əm
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fu•tur•ismˈfyu tʃəˌrɪz əm(n.)
(sometimes cap.) a movement in the fine arts attempting to give artistic form to the dynamism and speed of industrial technology.
Category: Fine Arts
Origin of futurism:
1905–10; < It futurismo
an artistic movement in Italy around 1910 that tried to express the energy and values of the machine age
the position that the meaning of life should be sought in the future
An early 20th century avant-garde art movement focused on speed, the mechanical, and the modern, which took a deeply antagonistic attitude to traditional artistic conventions; (originated by F.T. Marinetti, among others).
The study and prediction of possible futures.