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The Vorticists and Omega artists held opposing views of modernism and disagreed on the importance of the decorative, a term that the Vorticists despised.
The Vorticists' designs, on the other hand, increasingly focused on abstract linear patterns inspired by the machine such as the frieze and mantel in the dining room of Lady Drogheda at 40 Wilton Crescent, London.
In order to bolster the Vorticists' position in the modern art world, Lewis characterized their machine-inspired aesthetic as modern and masculine, while simultaneously implying that the Omega artists' aesthetic was both old-fashioned and feminine.
www.eiu.edu /~modernity/day.html   (2762 words)

  
 Vorticism - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In a Vorticist painting modern life is shown as an array of bold lines and harsh colours drawing the viewer's eye into the centre of the canvas.
There were two female artists, Jessica Dismorr, and Helen Saunders associated who were described at the time as vorticists; it has been argued that due to the sexism of the art world at the time, these artists have not had their critical due.
A 1956 exhibition at the Tate Gallery was called "Wyndham Lewis and the Vorticists", highlighting his prominent place in the movement, although this angered some other members of the group.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Vorticists   (470 words)

  
 "London, literature and BLAST: the vorticist as crowd master"
Even vorticist painting might be seen as an abstract form positioned near the point that cubism meets expressionism or futurism, blurring the edges between these concurrent modern art movements with a synthesizing approach, though not radically different from them.
The vorticists were careful to remain free of mere patriotism or chauvinism, not preferring English art to French, German or Italian; rather they wanted to recognize that the English had a distinct contribution to be made to the world's culture and art alongside the other movements.
Lewis's character of the crowd master is the ideal vorticist, judging the crowd through his own experience of it so that it might be accurately fixed to the canvas or the page, but always remaining in control of his involvement within the energy or the flux of collective humanity.
www.flashpointmag.com /blast.htm   (3794 words)

  
 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Wyndham Lewis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Percy Wyndham Lewis (1884 - 1957) was a British painter and author.
He was a co-founder of the vorticism movement in art, and edited the vorticists journal, BLAST[?].
After the vorticists only exhibition in 1915, the movement broke up, largely as a result of World War I.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/wy/Wyndham_Lewis?title=BLAST   (409 words)

  
 Amateurs.essays.vorticism
The few artists included in the movement were, as with the Futurists, concerned with the machine, but rather than worship it in the Futurist fashion, they recognised that it was something to be wary of.
The Vorticists, as seen in the sculpture, feared that such tasks would be overtaken by robots.
In exhibitions, other Vorticists’ works were often unfairly relegated to positions inferior to that of his own paintings.
www.geocities.com /newyearchickens/essays/vorticism.html   (723 words)

  
 Tate | Glossary | Vorticism
The Vorticists were a British avant-garde group formed in London in 1914 by the artist, writer and polemicist, Wyndham Lewis.
Vorticist painting combines Cubist fragmentation of reality with hard-edged imagery derived from the machine and the urban environment, to create a highly effective expression of the Vorticists sense of the dynamism of the modern world.
The First World War brought Vorticism to an end, although in 1920 Lewis made a brief attempt to revive it with Group X.
www.tate.org.uk /collections/glossary/definition.jsp?entryId=312   (151 words)

  
 Vorticists
I prefer to take the latter option, and note where necessary whether the artist was willing to be identified as a Vorticist, or whether he/she was associated with another group.
However we define a Vorticist, there was an enormous amount of borrowing in terms of style, idea, concept and content, regardless of the labels.
British art was clearly undergoing a revolution at this time, and was fighting against its gloomy and conservative Victorian background.
www.vorticism.co.uk /vorticists_index.html   (132 words)

  
 Blast
Founded in 1914 by Wyndham Lewis, and christened by Ezra Pound, the movement was a sustained act of aggression against the moribund and moderate Victorianism that Lewis and Pound saw as stifling the artistic energies of the new generation in England.
Inspired by the example of F. Marinetti and the Futurists, the Vorticists were nevertheless harshly critical of the Futurists' naive enthusiasm for modernity.
This is an English-language adaptation of the publication which accompanied the exhibition held at the Sprengel Museum, Hanover and the Haus der Kunst, Munich.
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 Bloomsbury.com - Research centre
In fine art, Vorticist works were characterized by brusquely angular, overlapping planes which commented on (or, as Lewis insisted, rejected) both the futurist obsession with dynamism and the static nature of cubism.
In literature, the Vorticists favoured broken syntax, single words hurled at the reader, even a jangle of typefaces and sizes as if snipped from different magazines and glued together.
The movement's energy was dissipated by the outbreak of World War I, and its energy was transformed from negative to positive by many of the artistic movements which followed it--not least in the work of both Pound and Lewis when their iconoclastic arteries hardened and they moved on to more considered creativity.
www.bloomsbury.com /ARC/detail.asp?EntryID=103068&bid=2   (204 words)

  
 Donatella Abbate Baden - Dispense 2006 - VORTICISM   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Vorticists celebrated the modern world with its machines and monumental architecture, and interpreted through their work the vitality of the time.
The Vorticist method was to create a representational art in a Cubist-Futurist influenced form, until reference to the original reality had mostly disappeared.
The Vorticists' important legacy could be said to have been how its controversial style rattled Londons' conservative pre-war artistic complacency and the stimulus it provided abstract artists of the 1930's.
hal9000.cisi.unito.it /wf/Pagine-per/Donatella-/Dispense-2006/VORTICISM.doc_cvt.htm   (1702 words)

  
 New Statesman - Alone in a crowd
The young man became a gunner in the Royal Field Artillery, witnessed scenes of appalling destruction and was finally rescued by official "war artist" commissions.
After the war, some of the former vorticists tried to revive the group camaraderie they had earlier enjoyed.
All the same, a spirit of celebration lies behind Roberts's grand painting of the vorticists at the Restaurant de la Tour Eiffel in Percy Street, west London - one of the group's favourite hang-outs.
www.newstatesman.com /200405030044   (1411 words)

  
 frieze   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although the Vorticists clearly borrowed from the Futurist handbook, their manifesto, published in the first issue of Blast and signed by Lewis, Richard Aldington, Helen Saunders, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Ezra Pound and others, attempted to disociate the two movements by mocking Futurism's 'automobilism'.
Gaudier-Brzeska's conté sketch Design for a Vorticist Ornament (1914) is a stunning abstract that mixes biomorphic forms with jagged edges and possesses the eye with its elegance.
Lewis' Vorticist looks subjugated by his longing to be, at all costs, modern, whereas his Two Vorticist Figures are bursting with hubris; both positions now look old-fashioned.
www.frieze.com /review_single.asp?r=2062   (759 words)

  
 CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He was a co-founder of the Vorticist movement in art, and edited the Vorticists' journal, BLAST (two numbers, 1914-15).
Lewis was posted to the western front, and served as a second lieutenant in the Royal Artillery.
It is a proto-absurdist, Expressionist drama, and some critics have identified it as a precursor to the plays of Samuel Beckett.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /cgi-bin/encyclopedia.pl?p=Wyndham_Lewis   (2236 words)

  
 William Roberts: The Vorticists at the Restaurant de la Tour Eiffel, Spring 1915   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Vorticists at the Restaurant de la Tour Eiffel, Spring 1915
The Restaurant de la Tour Eiffel, at 1 Percy Street, London W1, was a haunt of the Vorticist painters.
The picture shows (seated, left to right) Cuthbert Hamilton, Ezra Pound, William Roberts, Wyndham Lewis, Frederick Etchells and Edward Wadsworth; (standing in the doorway) Jessica Dismorr and Helen Saunders; (right) Joe, the waiter, and Rudolph Stulik, the proprietor of the restaurant from 1908 to 1937.
www.users.waitrose.com /~wrs/eiffel.html   (202 words)

  
 Wyndham Lewis, wyndham lewis biography, abstract paintings, landscape watercolor paintings, painting styles, history of ...
He was educated in England, first at Rugby School, then at the Slade School of Art in London, before spending most of the 1900s travelling around Europe and studying art in Paris.
The cover of the 1915 wartime number of the Vorticist magazine BLAST.It was in the years 1913-15 that he found the painting style for which he is best known today, a style which his friend Ezra Pound dubbed Vorticism.
After the Vorticists' only exhibition in 1915, the movement broke up, largely as a result of World War I. Lewis was posted to the western front, and served as an Official War Artist 1917-1919, painting one of his best known works, A Battery Shelled, from sketches made on Vimy Ridge.
www.reviewpainting.com /Wyndham-Lewis.htm   (760 words)

  
 The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The 20th Century: Topic 2: Explorations
Futurism influenced the vorticists, but the vorticists also declared their difference.
Compare also the work of vorticist artists, such as Wyndham Lewis, Edward Wadsworth, and Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, with that of the continental futurists, such as Umberto Boccioni, Giacomo Balla, and Gino Severini.
One way in which the vorticists tried to distinguish themselves from the futurists was by criticizing the futurists’ rejection of the past; yet modernist declarations such as Blast often called for as radical a break with the past as did F. Marinetti’s futurist manifesto.
www.wwnorton.com /NAEL/20century/topic_2_05/explorations.htm   (709 words)

  
 vorticists - Definitions from Dictionary.com
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 Blasting The Future - The Vorticists At The Whitworth - 24 Hour Museum - official guide to UK museums, galleries, ...
Vorticism was founded in 1914 by Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957) and members of the Rebel Art Centre that he had established earlier that year as a platform for the art and ideas of his circle.
The Vorticist manifesto appeared in the first number of the movement’s official literary mouthpiece, Blast, in June 1914.
Their work is typified by its exploration of the dehumanising and impersonal side of industrialisation: dynamic movement is captured in stark contrasts and partial abstraction.
www.24hourmuseum.org.uk /exh_gfx_en/ART22288.html   (785 words)

  
 Still Life   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Wadsworth was part of a group called the Vorticists.
The Vorticists considered themselves to be a rebel group of artists and other members of the group included the sculptor Jacob Epstein, and the writer Ezra Pound.
The main focus of the group was modern ideas and imagery in a form of surrealism.
dspace.dial.pipex.com /prod/dialspace/town/pipexdsl/q/aqsx96/gcse/pages/stilllife.html   (283 words)

  
 Vorticists
vorticists is a valid word in this word list.
The word "vorticists" uses 10 letters: C I I O R S S T T V.
Words within vorticists not shown as it has more than seven letters.
www.morewords.com /word/vorticists   (189 words)

  
 William Roberts: In Defence of English Cubists
Art critics and Curators, whose chief occupation is writing, find a helpful source for their comments and criticism in the prose compositions of the painter-writer, and show more interest in the pompous statement of aims in the artist's introduction to his catalogue, than to his pictures on the walls.
With regard to this mystifying catch-word, I agree with Lewis, that it should only be used in reference to his own work; and that the term Cubist should be employed, to describe the abstract painting of his contemporaries of the 1914 period.
Bomberg, is 'Invited to exhibit at the Vorticist Exhibition 1915'.
www.users.waitrose.com /~wrs/englishcubists.html   (1479 words)

  
 Blast, Vorticism 1914—1918
Inspired by the example of F.T. Marinetti and the Futurists, the Vorticists were nevertheless harshly critical of the Futurists’ naive enthusiasm for modernity.
David Bomberg and C.R. Nevinson, though not members of the group, also exhibited with them, while Jacob Epstein, whose work was reproduced in the Vorticists’ magazine, Blast, in many ways epitomised the Vorticist attitude to modernity in his masterpiece, The Rock Drill.
Richard Cork contributes a chapter on Vorticist sculpture.
www.lundhumphries.com /pages/single/2064.html   (290 words)

  
 David Peters Corbett: The World in Paint
They are not seen as markers of a progressive development or expressions of strong personalities or signs of English artists’ inability or reluctance to master French Impressionism.
All these familiar narratives are abandoned in Corbett’s book, which, in their stead, proposes a new way of looking at English painting from Pre-Raphaelites to Wyndham Lewis and the Vorticists.
An award-winning art historian, Corbett contends that from 1848-1914, English artists confronted a world in which the rise of science and decline in religion deprived painting of many of its traditional functions and powers.
www.psupress.org /books/titles/0-271-02360-0.html   (454 words)

  
 The State Hermitage Museum: Exhibitions
The Vorticists rejected the traditional genres of portraiture and still-life and instead looked to the modern machine age for inspiration.
According to the Vorticists, art should now imitate the principles and organisation that governed machinery and all inessentials should be rigorously eliminated (Howitzer in Action by William Roberts).
After the First World War the widespread destruction in Europe made the destruction of long-standing traditions in art seem callous and unhuman (Folk Dance by William Roberts and Soldiers at Thanksgiving Service by Stanley Spencer).
www.hermitagemuseum.org /html_En/04/b2003/hm4_1_j.html   (887 words)

  
 The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The 20th Century: Topic 2: Overview
Pound, meanwhile, went on to become a literary proponent of vorticism, an English movement in the visual arts led by the painter and writer Wyndham Lewis.
The second issue of Blast—published behind schedule and dubbed a “war number”—declared the vorticists’ loyalty to England in the fight against German fascism on aesthetic grounds.
This loss and the general dispersal of the vorticists mark a major turning point for English modernism.
www.wwnorton.com /nael/20century/topic_2_05/welcome.htm   (879 words)

  
 Columbia Encyclopedia- Lewis Wyndham - AOL Research & Learn
With Ezra Pound, he was cofounder and editor of Blast (1914–15), a magazine connected with vorticism.
Lewis's paintings, however, were not limited to the cubism of the vorticists; he produced many conventional works that gained him critical recognition.
His paintings are in several museums, including the Tate Gallery, London, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York City.
reference.aol.com /columbia/_a/lewis-wyndham/20051206200509990037   (235 words)

  
 Bomberg David style
His abstract works are filled with angular forms and painted in a hard-edge style.
Associated with Wyndham Lewis and The Vorticists, though not a signatory to their Manifesto.
The powerful English cubist style he employed from 1912-15 brought him much acclaim.
www.angelfire.com /art/klonorg/33/style.html   (271 words)

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