dimanche, juillet 05, 2009

G.C. Beresford, Percy Wyndham Lewis, 1913

"Percy Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957) was an English painter and author. He was a co-founder of the Vorticist movement in art, and edited the literary magazine of the Vorticists, BLAST.

It was in the years 1913-15 that he developed the style of geometric abstraction for which he is best known today, a style which his friend Ezra Pound dubbed "Vorticism". Lewis found the strong structure of Cubist painting appealing, but said it did not seem "alive" compared to Futurist art, which, conversely, lacked structure. Vorticism combined the two movements in a strikingly dramatic critique of modernity."

2 commentaires:

[Tara] a dit…

My boyfriend and I love Wyndham Lewis! We were laughing the other day, because there is *literally* not a single photo of him without a cigarette -- even in his military photos, he has a cigarette hanging out of his mouth. Quite an eccentric character!

Mariana a dit…

A fashion statement, or perhaps a gesture à la Oscar Wilde. :)

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