The expressionist group Der Blaue Reiter was founded by Wassily Kandinsky.
The painters of this group looked for an art that expresses personal experiences of the life of the Man confronted with the Nature. Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Franz Marc, Auguste Macke, among others, followed the precept of expressing in art their personal reflection on Life and the World.
Cover image: The rider, Wassily Kandinsky (Group Der Blaue Reiter), 1911 (Museum Boijmans Van Beuninger, Rotherdam, Netherland). Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wassily_Kandinsky,_1911,_Reiter_(Lyrishes),_oil_on_canvas,_94_x_130_cm,_Museum_Boijmans_Van_Beuningen.jpg
Born:16 de dezembro de 1866; Moscow, Russian Federation.
Death:13 de dezembro de 1944; Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.
Years of activity:1896 – 1944.
Artistic movements:Expressionism, Abstract art.
School: Blue Rose, Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider),Bauhaus, Degenerate art, Der Sturm.
Expressionism is a very broad movement, beginning with painting, but eventually also passing through sculpture, architecture, literature, music and cinema.
Expressionism as an artistic movement is born in Germany (territory at the time belonging to the Prussian Empire), fruit of the need to externalize the impact of the modern life of the time and the growing crisis of values.
In fact, Expressionism wants to reflect about the fragility of the human condition, whether by caricature or by the grotesque. In this sense, this artistic movement is seen as an instrument of social and political denunciation.
Expressionism was divided into two groups:
Die Brücke (The Bridge), born in Dresden and with an estimated period of activity between 1905 and 1913.
Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), based in Munich and whose production developed approximately between 1910 and 1914.
Wassily Kandinsky and The Blue rider (Der Blaue Reiter)
The painters of the group Der Blaue Reiter, founded by Wassily Kandinsky, looked for an art that expresses personal experiences of the life of the Man confronted with the Nature.
Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Franz Marc, Auguste Macke, among others, followed the precept of expressing in art their personal reflection on Life and the World.
They chose subjects from the rural and urban landscape with social scenes included, or, then, scenes of animal life, whose intention is allegorical.
The emotiveness of the artists of The Blue Knight is more lyrical and mellow, with the emphasis on the magical and mystical sense of colors and rhythms.