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A short-lived English movement in art and literature that arose in 1914 and was heavily influenced by cubism and futurism.


(Art Movements) an art movement in England initiated in 1913 by Wyndham Lewis combining the techniques of cubism with the concern for the problems of the machine age evinced in futurism
[C20: referring to the "vortices" of modern life on which the movement was based]
ˈvorticist n


an art movement in England in 1914-15 stimulated by Futurism and by the idea that all artistic creation must begin in a state of strong emotion; its products, intended to establish a form characteristic of the industrial age, tend to use angular, machinelike shapes. — Vorticist, n.
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n (Art) → Vortizismus m
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Hulme declared Tum-tiddly-umtum-pom-pom Nevinson's 'best picture', (26) although fellow Rebel Art Centre member Henri Gaudier-Brzeska damned it as 'union jacks, lace stockings and other tommy rot'.
33) This was as a result of using the Rebel Art Centre address on the manifesto, as if it were the London branch of Futurism, but also of naming, as signatories, individual artists, none of whom had given their consent, or been consulted about what the document contained.
He soon graduated from the Camden Town Group through the Rebel Art Centre, formed with contemporaries like C R W Nevinson, William Roberts and David Bomberg, to become the central figure in Vorticism, the British variant of Cubism and Futurism.