• It is from Italy that we launch through the world this violently upsetting incendiary manifesto of ours. With it, today, we establish Futurism, because we want to free this land from its smelly gangrene of professors, archaeologists, ciceroni and antiquarians.

    "The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism" by F. T. Marinetti. Le Figaro, February 20, 1909.