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Vorticism (1912-1915)

One of the many important art movements in design: Vorticism. Sometimes referred to as Cubism, vorticism is a mixture of bold, bright geometric shapes. Prepare for the illusion and sometimes confusing art pieces of what was.

Linh-Yen Hoang

on 4 January 2011

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Vorticism (1912-1915) Lewis was educated first at Rugby School, then at the Slade School of Art and University College in London Sometimes called the English version of Cubism, Vorticism is a blend of Cubism & Futurism http://wwar.com/masters/movements/vorticism.html Works Cited What is Vorticism? Percy Wyndham Lewis This movement started to progress around October 1913, during the time when the Rebel Art Centre was founded BLAST http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/history-of-art/vorticism.htm Blast, was a literary magazine focused on the Vorticism movement The first published cover of Blast magazine The second and last, War Number, edition of Blast Published in 1915 Published in 1914 One of the pages of Blast, containing a famous passage from Lewis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BLAST_%28journal%29 Although well-known, it was only a short-lived magazine, only 2 editions were published The work is defined as flat, bold colors and geometric shapes A self-portrait of Lewis, Mr Wyndham Lewis as a Tyro Wrote & co-edited BLAST magazine, alongside Ezra Pound http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyndham_Lewis He & his colleagues created a workshop called the Rebel Art Centre Although it lasted for only 4 months, it created a new perspective to the Vorticist group and the publication of BLAST It was the first English movement to dedicate itself to abstraction, experimenting with two-dimensional forms Unfortunately, Vorticism only lasted a few years due to the start of WWI, artists were required to enlist in the armed forces The Mud Bath by David Bomberg Abstract Composition by Edward Wadsworth A Battery Shelled Works by Wyndham Lewis Edith Sitwell Bagdad The Cinema by William Roberts By Linh-Yen Hoang :) Workshop Founded by Lewis, with the assistance of Ezra Pound Other Works by Famous Vorticists Throughout the 1900s, he spent most of his time travelling around Europe and studying art in Paris Self Portrait by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska The Lake by Lawrence Atkinson In the hopes of reviving the Vorticist movement, Lewis planned a third issue Unfortunately, many artists were persuaded to pursue a better future, which led Lewis to believe the movement was dead
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