Artist calendar "Blauer Reiter" 2023
Large calendar with artist motifs. Spiral binding, foil cover and paper spine. Size 55 x 46 cm (h/w).
The German artists‘ association "Der Blaue Reiter" ("The Blue Rider") was founded in Munich in 1911 by Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc during the German Expressionist period.
The name was originally the title of the painting by Kandinsky and also the title of the almanac published by Kandinsky and Marc. Members included Paul Klee and August Macke. The group criticised the prevailing art canon as too academic and elitist and demanded more openness and diversity. The artists turned away from realism and began to paint expressively in an increasingly abstract style using strong colours.
The group disbanded at the beginning of World War I.