6. To believe that it is necessary for or conducive to art, to “improve” life, for instance—make architecture, dress, ornament, in “better taste,” is absurd.
7. The Art-instinct is permanently primitive.
8. In a chaos of imperfection, discord, etc., it finds the same stimulus as in Nature.
9. The artist of the modern movement is a savage… this enormous, jangling, journalistic, fairy desert of modern life serves him as Nature did more technically primitive man.
Excerpts taken from BLAST 1, Manifesto – – – II edited by Wyndham Lewis