Vorticism | Literature Criticism Richard Sheppard

This literature criticism consists of approximately 40 pages of analysis & critique of Vorticism.
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Richard Sheppard

SOURCE: "Expressionism and Vorticism: An Analytical Comparison," in Facets of European Modernism: Essays in Honour of James MceFarlane, edited by Janet Garton, University of East Anglia, 1985, pp. 149-74.

In the following essay, Sheppard examines the similarities and differences between Vorticism and German Expressionism.

Writing in mid-1914, Ezra Pound indicated that he saw an affinity between Vorticism and Expressionism when he said: "A good vorticist painting is more likely to be mistaken for a good expressionist painting than for the work of Mr Collier", and C.R.W. Nevinson, the English Futurist closely associated with the Vorticist circle, did the same when he referred, in a lecture of 12 June 1914, to "the Expressionists, such as Kandinsky, Wyndham-Lewis [sic], Wadsworth, etc., or Vorticists as I believe the latter now like to be called … ". Sixty years later, the art historian Richard Cork, in his...

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