Vorticism | C. H. Collins Baker

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Vorticism.
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C. H. Collins Baker

SOURCE: "Dry Bones," in The Saturday Review, Vol. CXIX, No. 3099, March 20, 1915, pp. 304-5.

In the following excerpt, Baker presents a negative perspective on Vorticist art.

In having degenerated so suddenly into such a bore, the Vorticists, or whatever they used to call themselves, have been a little unlucky. I am inclined to think their reputation as amusing creatures and puzzle painters might, in normal conditions, have carried them through another season (provided that a rival group had not been yet more amusing). But Life decreed that something serious should come to the rescue of a costive world, whose ennui was barely mitigated by all sorts of ingenuity and elaborate bright notions. So in August, to our horror, we were tipped right into things that really mattered. And now, when we have opportunity to look again at those old ingenious notions, our nerves...

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