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Futurism was an art movement of 20th century Italy. Using various types of medium, futurist artists used emphasized themes of the contemporary social issues of the time connecting specifically with the future. These themes included ideas based in the increasing speed of technology, automobiles and airplanes of the industrial revolution as well as youth and violence. Futurism focuses on the movement of the object within the piece, manipulating and overlaying an image several times to understand the motion and movement it creates. Colour, line and shape become very important in Futurist works, for the importance is on how the object moves throughout the canvas. Many futurist works appear abstract.