Soffici was one of the first Italian intellectuals to live in Paris, coming into contact with the modern artistic debate. Back in Italy, he joined the Leonardo magazine movement. He was one of the founders of the magazine La voce, from whose columns he violently attacked futurism, and then merged with it with the collaboration with the magazine Lacerba, fighting for a reduction of futurism to cubism. In the following years, he was among the strongest advocates of a return to order, supporting conservative positions. His participation in the Valori Plastici and Novecento movement was important.