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  • adj. Of or pertaining to vorticism.
  • n. An artist who used this style.


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  • The Kansas cyclone that whisks Dorothy into a dreamworld is evoked through vorticist projections the work of Jon Driscoll that betoken chaos in the cosmos.

    The Wizard of Oz - review

  • For all the easy curmudgeon-rockabilly-krautrock-vorticist shorthand, The Fall's music eludes description.


  • Indeed, the Fall could be seen as a vorticist Blast against the design-professionalism and Mancunian elitism of Anthony H. Wilson's Factory Records.

    FallNet - a pack of gnomes, trolls and gargoyles

  • Strictly speaking, therefore, Descartes was not an atomist but a vorticist and plenist.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • He was, as has been said, a vorticist before Descartes, an optimist before Leibnitz, a Copernican before Galileo.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • He was, as has been said, a vorticist before Descartes, [66] an optimist before Leibnitz, a

    A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)

  • The winter sales posters brilliantly harness the dynamic movement of vorticist and futurist art - one image is a blizzard of angled and curved raincoats, sheets of rain and upturned umbrellas.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • That credit should go ” more than to anyone else ” to Quinn's friend and guide Henri-Pierre Roché, who helped him recover from his earlier excesses in the direction of Augustus John, of Epstein, and of Wyndham Lewis and Pound's other vorticist friends.



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