The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Tate Britain Presents Major Exhibition About The Vorticists: Manifesto for a Modern World
Dorothy Shakespear, Composition in Blue and Black c1914-15. Emerson Art Gallery Hamilton College © Estate of Omar S. Pound.


LONDON.- Tate Britain presents a major exhibition about Vorticism (1914-18), one of the truly avant-garde movements in British history. Led by painter Wyndham Lewis and named by American poet Ezra Pound, the revolutionary Vorticist artists reacted against the culture of Edwardian England with a radical new aesthetic that embraced the maelstrom of the modern world. The exhibition is on view from June 14th through December 4th 2011.

This exhibition celebrates the electrifying force and vitality of Vorticism by bringing together over 100 works including paintings, sculptures, as well as the rarely seen Vorticist photography of Alvin Langdon Coburn, claimed as the first ever abstract photographs, and newly revealed works by key women Vorticists. Drawing on new research, the exhibition goes beyond a purely British interpretation of Vorticism, highlighting the movement’s connections with the American avant-garde in New York.

A pivotal modernist group, the Vorticists emerged in London in the summer of 1914 as Europe teetered on the brink of war. Formed when French Cubism and Italian Futurism were having a profound impact on the English art scene, the Vorticists forged their own vibrant and distinctive style that combined machine-age forms with energetic geometric imagery. Amidst dramatic social and political change, and rapidly developing technology, these artists observed the world around them as if from a vortex, the still centre of a chaotic modernity. With self-proclaimed leader Wyndham Lewis, Vorticism included sculptors Henri Gaudier-Brzeska and Jacob Epstein and painters William Roberts, Frederick Etchells and Edward Wadsworth. The Vorticists were also distinctive for counting several female members in their ranks, among them Jessica Dismorr, Dorothy Shakespear and Helen Saunders. The exhibition also includes the work of associated artists such as David Bomberg and C.R.W. Nevinson.

Seminal Vorticist works such as Jacob Epstein’s iconic sculpture, Rock Drill 1913-15 (Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery), the bold zig-zagging forms of David Bomberg’s The Mud Bath 1914 (Tate), and Wyndham Lewis’s The Crowd 1915 (Tate) are brought together for The Vorticists: Manifesto for a Modern World. There are also the rare chance to see international loans such as Henri Gaudier-Brzeska’s monumental Hieratic Head of Ezra Pound 1914 (National Gallery of Art, Washington) and a group of newly discovered paintings by Helen Saunders.

The exhibition reveals the importance of a transatlantic exchange of ideas in the origins and legacy of the Vorticists. Using significant new research to examine the only two Vorticist exhibitions mounted in the lifetime of the group: one in London (Doré Gallery) in 1915 and the other in New York in 1917, it highlights the important role of visionary collector John Quinn. Together with Ezra Pound, Quinn facilitated the introduction of Vorticism to an American audience through the 1917 New York show at the Penguin Club.

The exhibition also highlights the literary presentations of the Vorticists’ ideas. A section is devoted to the group’s ground-breaking journal BLAST No.1: Review of the Great English Vortex 1914 and BLAST War Number: Review of the Great English Vortex 1915, showing its powerful design and literary contributions by, for example, T.S. Eliot, T.E. Hulme and Ford Madox Ford.






Today's News

June 15, 2011

Confident Art Market Buzzes Ahead of Art Basel, London Sales at Christie's and Sotheby's

Gagosian Gallery's iPad App Launches; Taking Users on an In-Depth Journey

Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí Acquires a Surrealist Painting by the Master from Figueres

Dutch Artist Wins BP Portrait Award 2011 for His 17th Picture of a Life-Long Model

Sotheby's Milan Sale of 19th Century and Old Masters Paintings Achieves Outstanding Results

South Korea Turning Ex-Army Command into National Museum of Contemporary Art

Guercino's Diana the Huntress is Revealed for the First Time in Italy by Fondazione Sorgente Group

Janet Jackson 'Nasty' in the Louvre, with Fab Show to Benefit "Liaisons au Louvre"

Impressive Modern and Contemporary Nude Sale, Presented by artnet Auctions

The Seven Treasures: Exhibition of Cloisonné from the V&A and the Edwin Davies Gift

An Exhibition of Works from an Iconic Family of American Artists on View at the Salmagundi Club

Three Works by Miró to Feature in Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art Auction

To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum on View at Nevada Museum of Art

SMU Art History Professor Gregory Warden Receives Award from President of Italy

Rafael Viñoly Architects Announces Completion of the Clyde F. Barker Penn Transplant House

Science Fiction Writer Bruce Sterling Donates Collection of Materials to Harry Ransom Center

Tate Britain Presents Major Exhibition About The Vorticists: Manifesto for a Modern World

Allied Works Reveals Competition Design for New Museum and Cultural District in Lausanne

High Acquires Major New Works By Alex Katz and Anish Kapoor for Collection

Director and Chief Curator of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Professor Mordechai Omer, Dies

Bonhams Unveils 30M Design for Its New International Headquarters in London

Sotheby's London to Offer a Lost Royal Masterpiece: A Renaissance Chalcedony Cover

Discover America at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts with Classic Photography by Ansel Adams

Selections from the Guggenheim Collections at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Archaeologists Dig at Historic Annapolis Black Home Produces Surprisingly Rich Haul

El Museo's Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 Takes to the Streets

Gianni Jetzer Selected as the New Curator for Art Unlimited

World Record Price Established for Le Corbusier Unité Portfolio Prints at artnet Auctions

Jorge Palacios: Sculptures in Dialogue with the City of Toledo and Exhibition at Canal Foundation in Madrid

Contemporary Landscape Photography of Southern Africa is Focus of New Exhibition

Austria, France, Lithuania, Portugal and Romania in OpenPHoto Cuenca

Last Week to View 30 Works by 5 Cuban Artists at Marlborough Chelsea

Atlas Gallery Opens New Gallery Space at Snape Maltings

Stolen Remington Engagement Ring Recovered

Hebrew University Cave Researchers Explore Stream-Filled Cavern at Entrance to Jerusalem

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Carbon dating finds manuscript contains oldest recorded origins of the symbol 'zero'

2.- Alice Walton announces formation of Art Bridges

3.- Met Museum acquires ancient Egyptian gilded coffin

4.- French fashion tycoon and art collector Pierre Berge dies aged 86 in southern France

5.- Van der Weyden, Rubens and Van Dyck: Flemish masters on view in The Hague

6.- New exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum explores rare luxury books of the Middle Ages

7.- Mexican archaeologists find dwelling for Aztec survivors of Spanish conquest

8.- Groundbreaking LGBTQ art show opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei

9.- Egyptian archaeological dig unearths goldsmith's tomb, mummies

10.- Exhibition at Stadel Museum focuses on works by Henri Matisse and Pierre Bonnard



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful