Artists as Filmmakers in Los Angeles

  title={Artists as Filmmakers in Los Angeles},
  author={David E. James},
Almost all the classic European avant-garde filmmakers of the 1920s were visual artists who experimented with the new medium. Viking Eggeling, Hans Richter, and Walter Ruttmann in Germany, and Man Ray, Fernand Leger, Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, and Salvador Dali in France all created alternatives to the industrial entertainment cinema by elaborating in film the principles of the various schools of modernist painting with which they were associated. The landmark American experimental film… Expand