Blue Rider: Masters of Art

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Author: FLORIAN HEINE

Category: The arts

Book Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Prestel

ISBN: 9783791377339

RRP: $26.99

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Filled with brilliant reproductions, engaging texts and the latest scholarship, this portable and attractively priced volume is the perfect introduction to one of European modern art’s most important movements. Founded in Munich in 1911, the Blue Rider Group was a revolutionary collective of artists that pioneered German Expressionism. Including Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, Natalia Goncharova, Gabriele Mu¨nter, and Marianne von Werefkin, the group rejected the prevailing formal and academic artistic trends of their time, sought to break free from the constraints of traditional painting, transcend the material world, and explore emotional and spiritual truths in their art. This book spotlights 35 important works that embody the artists’ pioneering achievements and radical innovations. It features stunning reproductions that highlight the movement’s use of luminous colors, symbolic forms, and expressive brushwork. AUTHOR: Florian Heine is the author of several books about art, architecture and photography, including 13 Architects Children Should Know, Photography: The Groundbreaking Moments and The Art of Illusion, all published by Prestel. SELLING POINTS: . Reflects latest scholarship about one of the art world’s most important movements . Filled with high-quality reproductions of the most important works . Highly attractive, portable, and accessible package . An ideal introductory work to get to grips with The Blue Rider, related artists and contemporary events at the beginning of the 20th century up until the outbreak of the First World War . An essay provides data, facts and background on The Blue Rider, while the 35 most brilliant works by the group of artists are then examined in detail. 55 illustrations

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