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vorticism

vorticism (vôrˈtĭsĭzəm) [key], short-lived 20th-century art movement related to futurism. Its members sought to simplify forms into machinelike angularity. Its principal exponent was a French sculptor, Gaudier-Brzeska. The movement, however, had its largest following in England, where Wyndham Lewis, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, and T. S. Eliot wrote about it.

See W. C. Wees, Vorticism and the English Avant-Garde, 1910–1915 (1972).

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