Art: The Intoxicated Five

The art critic of Milan's Corriere della Sera sat down in shock and bewilderment to write a review of the wildest exhibition he had ever seen. It consisted, said he, of the "maddest coloristic orgy, the most insane eccentricities, the most macabre fantasies, all the drunken foolishness possible or imaginable." That was the general reaction a few years before World War I to a group of Italian rebels who called themselves futurists. This week 129 of their works went on display at Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art in the first comprehensive exhibit of...

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