Hans Richter's breakthrough studies of movement made the artistic leap between abstract painting and abstract film. A major figure in the development of Expressionism, Dada, De Stijl, Constructivism, and Surrealism, Richter was the creator (along with Viking Eggeling) of the Abstract Cinema -- the sp
Amidst his wigs, Campbells Soup cans, urine paintings, and constant entourage of beautiful people, Andy maintained a semblance of a rich inner life. If you want to stay thin, he advised, always order the food on the menu you don't want to eat.
Warhol was the leader of the pack in Pop-land. Born a
The English language has been forced to jump through many hoops over the past century. One of the most delightful ringmasters in the circus was the American poet, novelist, and painter E.E. Cummings. His lowercased name can scarcely prepare the reader for the punctuational and syntactical oddities fo
Sex, melodrama, and a raunchy, dark comedy -- audiences can expect to find excesses of all these types in the works of Pedro Almodovar, a Spanish filmmaker whose homegrown popularity rivals that of Luis Bunuel. Born poor and unable to afford tuition to film school (all of which were, at any rate, clo