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Richard Strauss-Woche

Poster
1910 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

A poster advertising a week of musical performances of works by the German composer Richard Strauss (1864-1949) held in Munich, 23-28 June 1910. The Munich-based poster artist Ludwig Hohlwein admired the work of the British poster designers The Beggarstaffs, and, like them, used limited colours, concentrating on pattern, silhouette and integral lettering. In this poster the rich, dark colours of the printed design show strongly against the textured background. The singer depicted may be the soprano Zdenka Fassbender in the title role of Strauss's Elektra.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour lithograph
Brief Description
Poster by Ludwig Hohlwein for a festival of music by Richard Strauss in Munich. Germany, 1910.
Physical Description
Poster
Dimensions
  • Height: 1245mm
  • Width: 918mm
Credit line
Given by Mrs J.T. Clarke
Subject depicted
Summary
A poster advertising a week of musical performances of works by the German composer Richard Strauss (1864-1949) held in Munich, 23-28 June 1910. The Munich-based poster artist Ludwig Hohlwein admired the work of the British poster designers The Beggarstaffs, and, like them, used limited colours, concentrating on pattern, silhouette and integral lettering. In this poster the rich, dark colours of the printed design show strongly against the textured background. The singer depicted may be the soprano Zdenka Fassbender in the title role of Strauss's Elektra.
Collection
Accession Number
E.348-1921

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record createdMarch 4, 2003
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