vorticist, n., adj.
/vawr"teuh siz'euhm/, n. (sometimes cap.)
a short-lived avant-garde British art movement that was nurtured by Wyndham Lewis, derived from futurism and cubism, and reached its climax in an exhibition in London in 1915, dwindling in influence after World War I.
[1910-15; < L vortic-, s. of vortex VORTEX + -ISM]

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Literary and artistic movement that flourished in England 1912–15.

Founded by Wyndham Lewis, it attempted to relate art to industrialization. It opposed 19th-century sentimentality and extolled the energy of the machine and machine-made products, and it promoted something of a cult of sheer violence. In the visual arts, Vorticist compositions were abstract and sharp-planed, showing the influence of Cubism and Futurism. Artists involved in the movement included the poet Ezra Pound and the sculptor Jacob Epstein.

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