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Original Futurist Posters

II Coppa della Perugina Original Poster by Federico Seneca Seneca, Federico
Ill Coppa della Perugina, 1925

Campari Soda Original Poster by Giovanni Mingozzi Mingozzi, Giovanni.
Campari Soda, 1950

Colombo Grappa Ruta Beverage Label Original Poster by Artist Unknown
Artist Unknown.
Colombo Grappa Ruta Beverage Label,
1930 ca.

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Futurism Primer: 

Futurism was one of the first "isms" of the 20th century - and one of the most influential. Begun by the Italian poet Tommaso Marinetti in 1908, Futurism was a movement and a style which glorified modern technology and rejected the past.

Attempting to wake Italy up from its political and cultural reliance on the past, Marinetti shocked audiences with poetry that had no words and music without notes. He supported a young group of Italian artists who wanted to bring the same spirit of rebellion and modernity to art.

These artists, many working in Paris, used the language of Cubism to express their concept of "simultaneity", the notion of dynamism in the modern world. Ultimately, the Futurists invented visual techniques such as lines of force to express speed and noise.

Marinetti was a strong supporter of Mussolini, who shared his passion for modern technology. Futurism however proved too avant-garde for the Fascists, who wanted art to glorify ancient Rome as much as to tout modernism, to gain the support of the Italian population. As a result, the highly abstract Futurist styles of artists like Depero, Venna and Diulgheroff proved to be the exception rather than the rule in commerce.

Nevertheless, the language of Futurism became an essential component of Art Deco, and the Suprematist and Constructivist art of Russia and the Soviet Union.

Leading Artists:  Codognato, Diulgheroff, Lazzaro, Nizzoli, Seneca, Venna, Xanti

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Concours Internationaux de Tir - Rome Original Poster by Luigi Martinati  Martinati, Luigi.
Concours Internationaux de Tir - Rome, 1935

Italian Aerial Lines Original Poster by Umberto di Lazzaro
 di Lazzaro, Umberto.
  Italian Aerial Lines,
1933 ca.

Fiat 520 Optima Original Poster by Plinio Codognato
 Codognato, Plinio.
Fiat 520 Optima!, 1928 

  Bergamo (ENIT) Original Poster by Marcello Nizzoli
Nizzoli, Marcello.
Bergamo (ENIT),

Bosio Caratsch Original Poster by Nicolay Diulgheroff
Diulgheroff, Nicolay.
Bosio Caratsch, 1936

 Pastina Glutinata Buitoni (nun) Original Poster by Federico Seneca
Seneca, Federico.
Pastina Glutinata
Buitoni (nun), 1928

Roma-Chicago-New York-Roma/Crociera Aerea del Decennale 1933 Original Poster by Umberto di Lazzaro
di Lazzaro, Umberto.
Roma-Chicago-New York-Roma/Crociera Aerea del Decennale 1933, 1932

1934 XII-Si Original Poster by Xanti
1934 XII-Si, 1934 


 Gran Paradiso Torino Original Poster by Nicolay Diulgheroff
Diulgheroff, Nicolay. 
Gran Paradiso Torino,