Futurism originated as a movement in early 20th century Italy celebrating urban advancements in technology and infrastructure. Artworks would therefore showcase the beauty of speed, efficiency, machines and change.
Celebrating the metropolis, its environment, culture and sensibilities, futurist art was a pleasant reaction to the advent of the modern urban world. In art, the polished surfaces, dynamic movements and canvases highlighting spaces took over. Futurist artists often depicted the convergence of time and space.
Fiercely contemporary futurism art is not just a Western phenomenon but its stylizations and concepts have influenced artists worldwide.