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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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Tracing the evolution of Lewis's painterly technique and art theory, from the Omega Centre to The Rebel Art Centre, Group X, and his production as an official war artist, Richard Humphreys offers a specialist's overview of some of Lewis's greatest works such as the illustrations for Timon of Athens (1912-1913), The Crowd (1915), Workshop (ca.
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.