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Kandinsky, Marc, and Der Blaue Reiter

Kandinsky, Marc, and Der Blaue Reiter

By Andreas Beyer and Oskar Bätschmann

For just a few years at the beginning of the 20th century, Munich was the hot spot of Germany‘s artistic avant-garde. Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc’s initiative as founding editors of the almanac, Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider,) was a catalyst for the arts. The journal and the 1911 exhibition of the same name created international waves and heralded the start of the modern era in Germany before the First World War. Today, the names of the movement’s key players - Franz Marc, Gabriele Münter, Alexej von Jawlensky and Paul Klee - stand for a pivotal chapter in the international history of art, marked by the transition of painting into a vibrant, colorful and transcendental form of abstraction. This volume surveys their accomplishments.

250 pages
Hatje Cantz, 2016
10.9 x 1 x 12.4 inches
ISBN 9783775741699
Expressionism, Avant-Garde, Blue Rider

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