How the Vorticists Defied the World

Bob Duggan blogs about the exhibition The Vorticists: Manifesto for a Modern World on view at Tate Britain through September 4, 2011. Duggan writes: "Perhaps no other art movement had such a cut and dried beginning and end, yet no other art movement has been so poorly defined, even today. Great, yet slightly mad, minds such as Wyndham Lewis and Ezra Pound tried their best, but strayed more into mysticism than method when attempting to put Vorticist imagery into words. The Vorticists: Manifesto for a Modern World... attempts to make sense of the Vorticists as well as reposition them in the greater scheme of modern art."