During the first decade of the twentieth century, a group of young Italian painters united together, under the influence of poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. Before creating their new style, these painters embraced the ideas of Marinetti’s The Foundation and Manisfesto of Futurism which appeared in the newspaper Le Figaro on February 20, 1909 (Tisdall 7). His manifesto of futurism was primarily concerned with peotry, but artists such as Boccioni, Balla, and Severini used his ideas and applied
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colors used also contribute to the dynamism of the work in a similar way that the juxtaposed complemetaries used by the Impressionists create a flicker and sense of movement.
Boccioni’s Dynamism of a Soccer Player is a work which is an appropriate example of the manifestation of the Futurist ideals proposed by Marinetti. With its appearance of speed, sense of striding toward the future, and aggressive character, this work is the embodiment of Futurism.