Vorticism | Wyndham Lewis

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Vorticism.
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SOURCE: "Long Live the Vortex!" in Wyndham Lewis on Art: Collected Writings, 1913-1956, Funk & Wagnalls, 1969, pp. 25-6.

The following piece appeared as the opening manifesto to the first issue of Blast.

Long live the great art vortex sprung up in the centre of this town!

We stand for the Reality of the Present—not for the sentimental Future, or the sacripant Past.

We want to leave Nature and Men alone.

We do not want to make people wear Futurist Patches, or fuss men to take to pink and sky-blue trousers.

We are not their wives or tailors.

The only way Humanity can help artists is to remain independent and work unconsciously.

WE NEED THE UNCONSCIOUSNESS OF HUMANITY—their stupidity, animalism and dreams.

We believe in no perfectibility except our own.

Intrinsic beauty is in the Interpreter and Seer, not in the object...

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