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Futurist Manifestos Paperback – October 15, 2001
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And what they're talking about is the nature of reality. The reality that the Futurists want to portray is not the visual reality that is usually incriminated by the term "realism," but reality that is a) scientific and b) phenomenological. Thus, for example, instead of regarding painting as a representation of a three-dimensional world on a two-dimensional surface, Futurist painting wishes to express all dimensions--sounds, smell, brightness, etc. Instead of representing a moment of the world flux or, as they say, universal dynamism, they wish to express "the dynamic sensation itself"--basically, the world flux as it appears in the mind--and world objects as subjects of motion. "A horse in movement," writes Boccioni, "is not a motionless horse which is moving, but a horse in movement, which makes it another sort of thing altogether.Read more ›