20TH CENTURY MOVEMENTS

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Hatje Cantz

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The definitive book on The Blue Rider or "Der Blaue Reiter" artists Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, August Macke and other pioneers of abstraction and German Expressionism

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Kandinsky, Marc, and Der Blaue Reiter

Edited with text by Ulf Küster. Text by Andreas Beyer, Oskar Bätschmann, Cathrin Klingsöhr-Leroy, Marta Ruiz del Árbol.

Featured image is reproduced from 'Kandinsky, Marc, and Der Blaue Reiter.'

A reappraisal of the Blue Rider group in the context of their legendary almanac

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.

The Blaue Reiter was an art movement that lasted from 1911 to 1914 and was fundamental to Expressionism. Founded by Russian emigrants in Munich including Wassily Kandinsky, Alexej von Jawlensky, Marianne von Werefkin, along with native German artists Franz Marc, August Macke and Gabriele Münter, the group's unified goal was to express spiritual truths through art--largely through a spontaneous, intuitive approach to painting, which, for many group members, took the form of abstraction. The group organized touring exhibitions before disbanding around the outbreak of the First World War in 1914.


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Kandinsky, Marc, and Der Blaue Reiter

Kandinsky, Marc, and Der Blaue Reiter

In January of 1912, painter Franz Marc wrote the following description of the Modern movement and almanac he would found with Wassily Kandinsky in the spring of that same year. "Today art is moving in a direction of which our fathers would never even have dreamed… We know that the basic ideas of what we feel and create today have existed before us, and we are emphasizing that in essence they are not new… The first volume herewith announced… includes the latest movements in French, German and Russian painting. It reveals subtle connections with Gothic and primitive art, with Africa and the vast Orient, with the highly expressive, spontaneous folk and children's art, and especially with the most recent musical movements in Europe and the new ideas for theater of our time." We cannot recommend highly enough the new survey from Hatje Cantz and the world-renowned Fondation Beyeler. Oversized, beautifully designed and printed and practically exploding with color and energy, it is the definitive book on Der Blaue Reiter. Featured image is "Blue-Black Fox" (1911) by Franz Marc. continue to blog


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