Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini, Dictator

Gallery: Propaganda

“Fascist propaganda was all embracing. It reached deep into the lives of Italians from the school, the church, and the institutions and even into the family. It was designed to garner popular support and to justify the authority of Il Duce over the nation.”

(Iodice, p18)
The fascist education system – School and free time.

Gallery: Art and Architecture

Italians build. Italians, helped by Mussolini’s enthusiasm, made the fascist elite happy with their architectural output. From train stations to universities, from the corner shop to the teatro commune. Here are a few of the many examples of fascism architecture, a modernism type where strength equals war and prosperity.

Futurism was an art movement from 1909 to the death of Marinetti in 1944. The association of futurism with Italian fascism (Marinetti tried to make futurism the official state art of Fascist Italy) debased artists of the movement after World War II.

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, author of the Futurist Manifesto, at home in 1934 in front of Umberto Boccioni’s ‘Dynamism of a footballer’ (1913) © MoMA, New York/Scala, Florence

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