Vorticism was a short-lived but influential modernist art movement that emerged in the early 20th century, primarily in England. It was founded by the artist and writer Wyndham Lewis and included notable figures like Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot. Vorticism was characterized by its fascination with the dynamism of the machine age and the concept of the "vortex" or whirlwind. Artists associated with Vorticism created abstract and geometric artworks that conveyed a sense of energy and movement, often using sharp lines and bold colors. The movement had a significant impact on the development of modernist art and literature.