Origins of Modernism in Art: Vorticism

Monday, March 28, 2022

Vorticism was London’s short-lived Modernist response to Parisian Cubism and Italian Futurism, from 1912-1915. Named by Ezra Pound, theorized by T.E. Hulme, and led by Percy Wyndham Lewis, Vorticism drew around it an avant-garde Bohemian circle in London in direct opposition to the Bloomsbury Group: In addition to Lewis its artists included the painters Edward Wadsworth, David Bomberg and William Roberts, and the sculptors Henri Gaudier-Brzeska and Jacob Epstein.

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