His fellow vorticist Henri Gaudier-Brzeska was killed at the front and Bomberg and Lewis found that their belief in the purity of the machine age was seriously challenged by the realities of the trenches. Till the end of his life, Edward Wadsworth created the paintings on nautical themes.
By June of the following year, he was in a group of artists, including Lewis, who jeered Marinetti's public performance of The Battle Of Adrianople. The return to order[ edit ] Heralded by the major painting Dazzle-ships in Drydock at Liverpool, Wadsworth moved away from the avant-garde in the s, and adopted a more realistic style.
Some of the late artist's creations became more surreal.
At the same time his style changed, as he abandoned Cubist leanings for a more naturalistic idiom. The lucidity and precision seen here were enhanced when Wadsworth switched from oil painting to tempera in about As a graphic artist he is best known for his vigorous, angular woodcuts of ships and machinery, which played a part in the revival of the technique after the First World War.
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Wadsworth was a member of Unit One. The war experience was reflected by the artist on the painting called Dazzle-ships in Drydock at Liverpool