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Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider)
The group was a loose association of highly individualistic artists, of varying international backgrounds. Faced with a rapidly changing industrialised Germany, they yearned for a more spiritual alternative. The name and the symbol of the group was…
The Blue Rider Almanac 2nd Ed. *
Original Title Der Blaue Reiter Year of production 1914 Artist Franz Marc and Wassily Kandinsky Medium Book Materials Paper, ink Dimensions height: 29.8 cm; width: 21.6 cm; depth: 1.8 cm Credit Line Gift of Michael Brooks * You can browse the…
The Blue Rider Almanac 1st Ed. *
Original Title Der Blaue Reiter Year of Production 1912 Artist Franz Marc and Wassily Kandinsky Medium Book Materials Paper, ink Dimensions height: 29.8 cm; width: 21.6 cm; depth: 1.8 cm Credit Line Purchased * You can browse the entire book…
Flowerpiece (in blue)
Gouache and watercolour, 1923.
Horse and Donkey
Marc believed civilisation to be corrupting and turned to the depiction of animals whose ‘innocent attitude towards life evokes all that is good in me’. They became the symbol of his belief in an earthly paradise. The colours and forms are calm…
Vivid, pulsating pink earth, strange blue trees and plants taking on new, unexpected forms characterise the landscape here. This large watercolour was probably painted in the Lebasee region of Pommerania, where Schmidt-Rottluff lived from 1933. It…
Cathedral and St.Severus Church at Erfurt
For Rohlfs and other artists in Alfred Hess’ circle, Erfurt became its own subject. In 1924 Dr Walter Kaesbach, Director of the City Museum, invited Rohlfs to stay in Erfurt. He hoped that the architecture of the medieval Cathedral and St Severus…
Portrait of Anna Roslund
Münter met the Danish writer, Anna Roslund, shortly after her move to Copenhagen from Sweden in 1917. In Sweden she had renewed her interest in Matisse and abandoned her earlier Bavarian primitivism. Deep in thought, the stylish, pipe-smoking writer…
Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956) was born in New York and studied between 1887-1893 in Hamburg, Berlin, Liège and Paris. In 1893, he settled in Berlin where he became a successful cartoonist and illustrator for newspapers and journals in the following…
Lady Hamilton *
Full Title Lady Hamilton or the Posturing of Emma or From Housemaid to Nelsons bit of crackling. A fantastic and romantic travesty by Alfred Richard Meyer. Most industriously fleshed out by George Grosz. Original Title Lady Hamilton oder Posen…