In 1931 two years before he cooperated on the national socialist film blut und boden ruttmann still considered working for the mezhrapbom studio in moscow. Jan 13 2017 explore sonya s board umbo on pinterest.
Walter ruttmann contents chapter 1.
Walter ruttmann autograph. Ruttmann did study the high arts of architecture and music before becoming a painter and ultimately a filmmaker. Richter began to draw in his early high school days producing several portraits of his schoolmates as well as sketches from nature and urban life. He did consider his early abstract films forms of visual music and accompanied screenings of opus i himself on the cello.
And 12 walter ruttmann. Starting with ruttmann eggeling and richter many filmmakers working in avant garde cinema in the 1920s were influenced by music. See more ideas about photography photo photographer.
Biography of hans richter childhood. Shock tactics 18 27 series of attractions 20 film as expressing feeling 22 controlling an audience 23 comparison to man with a movie camera 27 chapter 3. Walter ruttmann 28 december 1887 15 july 1941 was a german cinematographer and film director and along with hans richter viking eggeling and oskar fischinger was the most important german representative of abstract experimental film he is best known for directing the semi documentary city symphony silent film berlin.
13 with reference to mies s glass architecture they argue that distortion is a form of dialogue a technique of the avant garde just like eggeling s film diagonal symphoni e which consists of deformations and separations 14. He did take part in the debates concerning the status of film as an art. Premiered in 1921 ruttmann s opus 1 is the first abstract or absolute work in film history.
This musical calling in the domain of cinematic art was not an isolated incident but based on a long standing tradition. Walter ruttmann released 1921 summary. Walter ruttmann in his turn was a member of the board of honor of the left leaning volksverband für filmkunst together with the communist theater director erwin piscator.
Ein überblick des absoluten ungegenständlichen films in schwarz und weiss von 1920 bis heute pioniere des abstrakten films um 1920 hans richter viking eggeling oskar fischinger walter ruttmann die film avantgarde um 1950 1960 len lye tony conrad aldo tambellini elektronisch rhytmischen kompositionen um 1970 nam june paik gary hill und aktuelle digitale experimente. Montage and architecture on the streets of berlin. Symphony of a metropolis his audio montage wochenende 1930 is.
Indeed every silent era film theory affirmed not only the essentiality of film music but also the derivation of the so called. Berlin as a staged reality 05 17 introduction 05 film background 08 reflection on the masses 14 chapter 2. Development of walter ruttmann s later films.
Instead of containing depictions of reality it consists entirely of the colors and shapes already formulated in ruttmann s painting with light manifesto. Richter was born in berlin into a prosperous jewish family one of six children.