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Blast from the past: the vorticist moment

The Guardian - Jun 5, 2015
The narrative of vorticism is brief. The word emerged in the press around June 1914, from the use of the term vortex. This seems to have first been coined by the American poet Ezra Pound, then living in London and a supporter of “vital English art”. He ...

At the IWM North

London Review of Books - Sep 27, 2017
Vorticism announced itself in the first issue of Lewis's magazine Blast in July 1914, in which he called for 'a new living abstraction' to stand against the 'sentimental future' and the 'sacripant past'. Part of the appeal of Vorticism, which the ...

The art of Wyndham Lewis is hard to love but impossible to ignore

New Statesman - Jun 29, 2017
Lewis the artist is remembered largely as the prime founder of vorticism, Britain's only true avant-garde movement. Born in 1914, vorticism sought to reflect the dynamism of the modern world through angular, fractured, urban and machine-based imagery ...

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Vorticism - A Documentary by Brian Burns

A short-form documentary directed by Brian Burns for Media and Production.


Vorticism was a short-lived modernist movement in British art and poetry of the early 20th century, partly inspired by Cubism.The movement was announced in 1914 in the first issue of BLAST,...

The Vorticists [Mark Hudson]

Vorticism, Britain's response to Futurism, was equally cantankerous and truculent. Its founder, Wyndham Lewis, saw the war, not as a war, but as a revolution. Vorticism worshipped the machine,...

Wyndham Lewis and Vorticism: Professor Paul Edwards

Wyndham Lewis set about creating his own avant garde movement with Vorticism. Paul Edwards explores the outcomes of his efforts.

MUSICAL CODES OF ART - Futurism, Vorticism, Bauhaus

'Musical Codes of Art' by Gregory Ser is an interesting sound experiment that has a strong relation to visual arts. Its concept is based on coding titles, dates of creation, names and creation...