Birth of Futuristic

Check out this fun post on Mental Floss, about words that were first mentioned in print 100 years ago. One of the words, “futuristic” apparently has its root in the art world:

In 1915, some folks were ready to cast off the past and ponder what ultra-modern wonders the bright new 20th century might bring. Willard Huntington Wright, in Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning (1915), was apparently the first to use the word futuristic when he described the 1912 Cubist painting Man on a Balcony by Albert Gleizes.

Here is the referenced painting:

So, there you have your word for the day – Futuristic….