Who is Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack?

Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack (11 July 1893, in Frankfurt-am-Main – 7 January 1965, in Allambie Heights, in Sydney) was a German-born Australian artist.

His formative education was 1912–1914 at Debschitz art literary in Munich. He studied at the Bauhaus from 1919–24 and remained working there until 1926 where, along with Kurt Schwerdtfeger, he further developed the Farblichtspiele (‘coloured-light-plays’), which used a projection device to produced disturbing colours upon a transparent screen in the midst of music composed by Hirschfeld Mack. It is now regarded as an to the fore form of multimedia. He was a participant, along similar to the former Bauhaus master Gertrud Grunow, in den II. Kongreß für Farbe-Ton-Forschung (Hamburg 1. – 5. Oktober 1930) (English: Second Congress for Colour-Sound Research, Hamburg). Music and colour theory remained lifelong interests, informing his art work in a number of media, and it was the inspiration for his well-respected and influential teaching.

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