Dynamism

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"We declare that the splendor of the world has been enriched by a new beauty: the beauty of speed. A racing automobile 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 Victory of Samothrace." —F.T. Marinetti, "The Futurist Manifesto", 1909

Dynamism, a term often tied to the Italian Futurists, is applied to both abstract and figurative works that suggest movement and energy. Compositional turbulence, agitation, or frenetic energy might be apparent in abstract works, while figurative works in this vein contain morphing, receding, or emerging forms. For depictions of actual objects in motion, see Movement.

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