This website is supplied as an aid to education. Noble of me? Well, way back 10 years or so I started this website as kind of joke, a sort of follow-on from BLAST, built for the modern world. But the emails I received tended to be from eager students wanting to know more about the movement itself. They were asking the same questions – what was it, when did it happen, and who did it involve – basic stuff. I realised I had a responsibility to these guys, and provide them with more than just a few frivolous pages. So I decided to make the website more informational, cutting out most of the humour. If you’ve come to the website with questions, I hope you find the answers right here.
Vorticism was a true movement. It involved several artists working in unison, signing up to a series of common objectives. What they achieved, during the short time that Vorticism existed, is somewhat breathtaking. I hope I am able to bring a taste of their amazing achievements via this website, and help you to get a fuller understanding of Vorticism. If I’ve achieved that, then it’s been worth it.
Yes, this whole website is copyright by me, VortexMaster, 2013. The images shown in the pages are also
copyright, and the owners are usually listed underneath in the captions. Yes, indeed, owners. It will come as a surprise to some that the paintings, some of which were painted over 100 years ago, will still be subject to copyright, and therefore have current legal owners. This will be the case even if that painting is no longer in existence. And where ownership exists, then these owners have specific rights pertaining to the distribution and/or reproduction of those images. Such images are shown here for study purposes only, so I am greatly obliged to the respective owners in continuing to allowing me to illustrate this story about Vorticism, in order to help visitors reach an understanding about Vorticism. In turn, I would also be greatly obliged if visitors do not copy the images (unless it is for bona-fide non-commercial study purposes), in order to protect the commercial interests of the respective owners of the copyright material.
If you are a copyright holder and want an image removed, or want to reach the website owner for whatever reason, please let me know.
Admin, September 2013