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Richter, Hans

(häns rĭkh`tər), 1888–1976, American artist, b. Germany. A painter and filmmaker, Richter was influenced by cubismcubism,
art movement, primarily in painting, originating in Paris c.1907. Cubist Theory

Cubism began as an intellectual revolt against the artistic expression of previous eras.
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 and DadaDada
or Dadaism
, international nihilistic movement among European artists and writers that lasted from 1916 to 1922. Born of the widespread disillusionment engendered by World War I, it originated in Zürich with a 1916 party at the Cabaret Voltaire and the
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 and was a member of the Dutch de Stijl group (see Stijl, deStijl, de
[Du.,=the style], Dutch nonfigurative art movement, also called neoplasticism. In 1917 a group of artists, architects, and poets was organized under the name de Stijl, and a journal of the same name was initiated.
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). His preoccupation with continuity led him first to scroll painting and then to the making of abstract films such as Rythm 21 (1921). His film Dreams That Money Can Buy (1944–46) was made in collaboration with Alexander CalderCalder, Alexander
, 1898–1976, American sculptor, b. Philadelphia; son of Alexander Stirling Calder and grandson of Alexander Mine Calder, prominent sculptors. Among the most innovative of modern sculptors, he trained as a mechanical engineer and studied at New York's Art
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, Marcel DuchampDuchamp, Marcel
, 1887–1968, French painter, brother of Raymond Duchamp-Villon and half-brother of Jacques Villon. Duchamp is noted for his cubist-futurist painting Nude Descending a Staircase,
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, Man RayRay, Man,
1890–1976, American photographer, painter, and sculptor, b. Philadelphia. Along with Marcel Duchamp, Ray was a founder of the Dada movement in New York and Paris. He is celebrated for his later surrealist paintings and photography.
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, Fernand LégerLéger, Fernand
, 1881–1955, French painter. Léger first studied architecture, then he began to paint, studying briefly at the École des Beaux-Arts.
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, and Max ErnstErnst, Max
1891–1976, German painter. After World War I, Ernst joined the Dada movement in Paris and then became a founder of surrealism. Apart from the medium of collage, for which he is well known, Ernst developed other devices to express his fantastic vision.
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. It concerns the fantasies of a group of psychiatric patients.
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The great German conductor Hans Richter described Elgar's First Symphony as "the greatest symphony of modern times" (1908) and, played with the thrilling virtuosity of this performance, one can understand why.
Hans Richter was a well-known painter and filmmaker.
Germans Richard Huelsenbeck and Hans Richter were also confederates.
The chorus at the Birmingham Music Festival of 1900 were overwhelmed by the complex and demanding choral parts; their choirmaster had died suddenly, and with the composer doing some last-minute tinkering, conductor Hans Richter only got the score shortly before the two rehearsals he was afforded.
The feted critic praised the well-mastered form, stylistic unity and rhythmic virtue, and, although considering the melodic invention insufficiently diverse, highlighted the piece's forcible logic of structure (the first performance in Vienna took place eight months after the Prague premiere owing to Hans Richter, and Hanslick himself had championed Fibich from the very beginning).
Mr Hill said: "Dr Hans Richter was only 14 at the time but his memory is so vivid.
This is followed by "Wagner's Pupils" (Hans von Bulow, Hans Richter, and Anton Seidl), "Early Bayreuth Masters" (Hermann Levi, Felix Mottl, and Karl Muck), "A Touch of Russia" (Arthur Nikisch and Albert Coates) "Vienna Lights" (Gustav Mahler, Felix Weingartner, and Bruno Walter).
Benson * Long before the touch screen, Hans Richter was making screens that touch.
Rakoczi Ferenc County Library and the Hans Richter Archive have temporarily been suspended.
The centerpiece is "Ghosts Before Breakfast" (aka Vormittagsspuk), the 1928 short by German artist Hans Richter.
To hear Elgar's Second Symphony performed in Lichfield Cathedral by the Hall - the orchestra of Hans Richter and John Barbirolli - under the baton of our pre-eminent living Elgarian: well, this was always going to feel special.