Access to the full text of the entire article is only available to members of institutions that have purchased access. If you belong to such an institution, please log in or find out more about how to order.


Article

Der Blaue Reiter [The Blue Rider] By Grimm, Dagmar

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1563-1
Published: 02/05/2017
Retrieved: 23 September 2018, from
https://www.rem.routledge.com/articles/der-blaue-reiter-the-blue-rider

Article

Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) was an affiliated circle of artists of varying disciplines loosely organized by the visual artists Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc in 1911/12 in Munich.

The recognition of the spiritual undercurrents of the work of Der Blaue Reiter artists is reflected in their name: the oblique association of the “Blue Flower” of German Romanticism can be read as demonstrating the intentions of the founders in suggesting the link to their historical Romantic precursor, while the “Rider” points to their forward thrust and advocacy on behalf of modern art.

The origin of the name has not been reliably ascertained but is often linked to the title of a painting by Kandinsky of a horse and rider (1903), which was found to have been altered (possibly to suggest the link), and which was also negated in an explanation by Kandinsky himself.

content locked

Published

02/05/2017

Article DOI

10.4324/9781135000356-REM1563-1

Print


Related Items

Citing this article:

Grimm, Dagmar. "Der Blaue Reiter [The Blue Rider]." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 23 Sep. 2018 https://www.rem.routledge.com/articles/der-blaue-reiter-the-blue-rider. doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1563-1

Copyright © 2016-2018 Routledge.