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Blaue Reiter (Hardcover) (Hajo Du00fcchting)

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A Modernist UtopiaThe Blaue Reiter (“Blue Rider”) group of artists was formed in Munich in 1911 on the initiative of two leading artists of Modernism: Wassily Kandinsky, the pioneer of purely abstract painting, and Franz Marc, the creator of mysterious, abstracted animal pictures. The Russian and the German, together with many other visionary painters in their train, hoped to pursue a new spirit in art. They wanted nothing less than an apotheosis of the spiritual in art. The outbreak of the Great War seemed to put a brutal end to what was at the time the most important avant-garde movement in Germany, but its influence continued unabated and inspired whole generations of international artists to create similar utopias.Featured Artists: Vladimir Burliuk, Heinrich Campendonk, Robert Delaunay, Alexei Jawlensky, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Alfred Kubin, August Macke, Franz Marc, Gabriele Münter andMarianne von Werefkin.About the series:Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Genre series features:
  • approximately 100 colour illustrations with explanatory captions
  • a detailed illustrated introduction plus a timeline of the most important political, cultural, and social events that took place during that period
  • a selection of the most important works of the epoch, each presented on a 2-page spread with a full-page image and accompanying interpretation, as well as a portrait and brief biography of the artist
Number of Pages: 95.0
Genre: Art
Series Title: Basic Art Series 2.0
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
Author: Hajo Du00fcchting
Language: English
Street Date: July 13, 2016
TCIN: 51722213
UPC: 9783836537049
Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-4556

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