Blasting the Future: Vorticism and the Avant-Garde in Britain 1910-20 

Blasting the Future: Vorticism and the Avant-Garde in Britain 1910-20 
Library Shelf Location 04.VORT
Publication Date 26 Apr 2004
Description The time is ripe for a fundamental reassessment of the impact that Futurism had on British culture and of Vorticism - the specifically British avant-garde movement inspired by the founder of the Italian Futurist movement, Filippo Tommasao Marinetti. This text, which accompanies an exhibition at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, combines novel material and original research to provide a coherent overview of Futurism and Vorticism, before, during and after World War I. The exhibition is the first major showing by the movement since 1974 and the text illustrates works in a wide range of media by England's only Futurist, C.R.W. Nevinson, and by the core of artists associated with Vorticism: Wyndham Lewis; Edward Wadsworth; Frederick Etchells; William Roberts; Henri Gaudier-Brzeska; Jacob Epstein; and Jacob Kramer. The influence exerted on these artists by the Italian Futurists Umberto Boccioni, Giacomo Balla, Gino Severini and the mercurial impresario of Futurism, Marinetti, is explored fully. The works illustrated are from a range of prominent public and private collections, a number having never previously been exhibited.
ISBN 0856675725
Quantity 1
Pages 112
Editor Jonathan Black
Authors Christopher Adams, Michael J.K. Walsh, Jonathan Wood, Jonathan Black
Formats Catalogue, Hardcover
Publisher Philip Wilson Publishers
Related Artists Ardengo Soffici, Umberto Boccioni, Lawrence Atkinson, David Bomberg, Jacob Epstein, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, William Roberts, Helen Saunders, Edward Wadsworth, Giacomo Balla, Gino Severini, Wyndham Lewis, C R W Nevison, Frederick Ethcells, Stanley Cursiter, Jessica Dismorr, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Edward McKnight Kauffer, Cuthbert Hamilton, Jacob Kramer
Categories Drawing, Art Styles and Movements, Painting, Sculpture
Keywords Futurism, Avant-garde, Vorticism
Related Gallery Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Language English

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