Kandinsky, Marc, and Der Blaue Reiter

Kandinsky, Marc, and Der Blaue Reiter

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Kandinsky, Marc and Der Blaue Reiter

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, colourful and transcendental form of abstraction.

This vibrant and beautifully designed and printed volume, which accompanied a show at Fondation Beyeler, surveys their accomplishments. 

  • Author: Ulf Kuster
  • Hardcover: 250 pages
  • Date published: September 2016
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-3775741699
  • Product Dimensions: 31.5 x 27.7 cm