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The Greatest Famous Futurist Paintings

Updated October 1, 2020 12 votes 4 voters 10.1k views7 items

List of famous Futurism paintings, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The Futurism period was a cultural awakening in the art world, so it's no surprise it produced some of the most historic paintings in the history of the world. The works of art listed below are some of the most popular Futurism paintings, so most of the artist's names who created these works will be very recognizable. Renowned paintings from the Futurism period are showcased in museums all around the world, so save yourself an expensive vacation by simply scrolling through this list.

Examples of pieces on this list: The Funeral, Simultaneous Visions and more.

This list answers the questions, “What are the most famous Futurism paintings?” and “What are examples of Futurism paintings?”
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    The Funeral of the Anarchist Galli

    The Funeral of the Anarchist Galli is a painting by Italian painter Carlo Carrà. It was finished in 1911, during the artist's futurist phase. It currently resides in New York City's Museum of Modern Art. The subject of the work is the funeral of Italian anarchist Angelo Galli, killed by police during a general strike in 1904. The Italian State feared that the funeral would become a de facto political demonstration and refused the mourning anarchists entrance into the cemetery itself. When anarchists resisted, the police responded with force and a violent scuffle ensued. Carlo Carrà was present. His work embodies the tension and chaos of the scene: the movement of the bodies, the clashing of...  more
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      Dynamism of a Soccer Player (1913) is a painting by Italian artist Umberto Boccioni....  more
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      • Abstract Speed + Sound (1913-1914) is a painting by Italian artist Giacomo Balla....  more
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          The Funeral is a painting by the German Expressionist artist George Grosz, completed between 1917 and 1918. The work combines elements of Futurism and Cubism to show a funeral procession in a modern urban city, as an infernal abyss populated by twisted and grotesque attendants. The painting is dedicated to the German psychiatrist and avant-garde writer Oskar Panizza, noted for his play Liebeskonzil, which draws on the first historically documented outbreak of syphilis and depicts God the Father as a senile old man. Although Panizza's works, in which he rejected all militarism and religious authority, were deemed blasphemous by both the Church and government of Emperor Wilhelm II, they were...  more
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