|THE PAINTING MANIFESTO|
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DYNAMISM does not annihilate matter but breaks it up, sections it, shades it.
A body in movement creates a trajectory composed of many parts of the body itself shaded by degrees starting from the subjective core, however the subjective core remains and is not completely annihilated, it still preserves a form of reality and gives to the body new forms.
ONLY GREAT SPEEDS REDUCE MATTER TO A NEBULOUS, FILIFORM, SHAPELESS MASS, THAT A MNEMONIC EFFORT CANNOT GRASP.
The marvelous GENIUS of the Great BOCCIONI was the first to discover the law of dynamism, however he annihilates matter or dilutes it into the atmosphere. In our research we have reached this conclusion, that:
A MAN, A HORSE, A BICYCLE CANNOT REACH A SPEED THAT WOULD LEAD THEM TO ALMOST TOTAL ANNIHILATION.
Therefore, in DYNAMISM a body preserves its form, that is more or less delineated and transformed by the body itself multiplied by the dynamic lines.
Dynamism must be the first and most important thing to be studied by Futurist painters, as it can be applied to any Futurist style.
DYNAMISM TAKES FORM FROM THE BEING TO WHICH IT GIVES LIFE.
We thus create a new theory (Dynamism and Muscular Reform), which includes not only Dynamic lines, that preserving the DYNAMIC lines will not go back to being Past-ist, but will in fact be more Futurist, since the dynamic body is a fantastic creation of the artistic spirit.
WE HAVE THUS CREATED "MUSCULAR REFORM" WITH WHICH A NEW MUSCULATURE AND A NEW MUSCULATURE APPLIED TO THE FORM OF THE SUBJECT TREATED AND A NEW PERSPECTIVAL COMPOSITION WE OBTAIN BEINGS WHO STILL PRESERVE SOME SORT OF HUMAN FORM, BUT HAVE A NEW, MORE POTENT AND DYNAMIC MUSCULATURE, OBTAINING NEW FORMS AND MECHANIZING THEM ALSO IN A SYNTHETIC, ANTI-PERSPECTIVAL VISION, THUS ABOLISHING NATURAL PERSPECTIVE.
Naturally these fantastic figurations must also have fantastic, anti-natural colors suited to the environment in which they live, and according to their creating spirit.
WITH "MUSCULAR REFORM" WE CAN CREATE A MECHANICAL, ANIMAL, AND VEGETABLE, COMPLETELY NEW AND ORIGINAL WORLD.
CLIMB, CLIMB. We must go beyond ourselves continually. CREATE, CREATE. ONLY IN THIS WAY WILL THE WALLS BE STRENGTHENED OF THE LIMITLESS IMAGINATION WHERE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DAWNS AND MOST BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS ARE.