Vorticism was a brief but pivotal avant-garde art movement that emerged in London on the eve of WWI and came to an end in 1919. Led by the dynamic and controversial British artist Wyndham Lewis and named by American poet and critic Ezra Pound, Vorticism swiftly forged its own identity, helped by Lewis’s radical magazine Blast, which was widely influential in both London an...more
Published 2010 by Tate Publishing
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What is the purpose of an exhibition? Usually, it comprises a number of art works brought together in such a way as to present a different perspective on the artist, movement, genre or collection. My preferred way to "do" an exhibition is to go round slowly, trying to understand each work on show on its own terms, then reading any explanatory cards and listening to further explanation on the audioguide. Then I buy the catalogue to read at my leisure, thus giving myself ample opportunity to under...more