Definition of Vorticism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



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a movement in British art and literature that began in 1913 and lasted through the early years of World War I. Its main figure was Wyndham Lewis, and other artists associated with the group were Jacob Epstein and Ezra Pound. The paintings of the group were influenced by Cubism and Futurism, and dealt with such themes as energy, violence and machines.