Friday, December 21, 2007

der Blaue Reiter

The Great Blue Horses, 1911 by Franz Marc. During this movement, Marc took
a departure from societal interests and moved toward nature.

(German, 'the Blue Rider', after a painting by Wassily Kandinsky) Loose association of German Expressionist painters (some of whom had previously been members of die Brucke) formed 1911 and based in Munich. They were interested in color values, in folk art, and in the necessity of painting 'the inner, spiritual side of nature', but their individual styles were highly varied. Kandinsky and Franz Marc published a book that outlined their views 1912, and there were two exhibitions 1911, 1912. (Brockhampton)

Glorious Winter Solstice grettings to one and all!!!

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