ratatoskm15: Julius Evola, Mazzo di fiori / Kukkakimppu, circa 1917.
‘Futurism was an important art movement in Italy in the first half of the 20th century. Focussing on the new urban world and concept of man, it scorned all that was old and traditional, and glorified machines, technology, speed, noise and movement.
“We declare that the splendour of the world has been enriched by a new beauty: the beauty of speed. A racing car with its bonnet adorned with great tubes like serpents with explosive breath … a roaring motor car which seems to run on machine-gun fire, is more beautiful than the Winged Victory of Samothrace.”