An avant-garde artistic movement that emphasised speed, technology, violence and youth. It originated in Italy in the early twentieth century, with a parallel trajectory in Russia. The term was coined in 1906 by Italian writer Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, highlighting the need to discard the art of the past and embrace innovation in culture and society fostered by technological change. Stylistically, Futurist works employed elements from Neo-impressionism and Cubism. Its most notable exponents include Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni and Gino Severini.