The second floor now extends across the old building and into the new, and is entirely dedicated to Der Blaue Reiter
Drawing extensively from the collection of Kandinsky's works from Paris's Centre Pompidou, which were donated by Kandinsky's widow, the exhibition will also feature an additional selection of works by other der Blaue Reiter
artists from the Milwaukee Art Museum, providing a context through which viewers can appreciate Kandinsky's significance.
By then, the artist's career had unfolded in sync with some of the century's most consequential aesthetic tendencies: from the Secessionist set in Berhn, to Die Bricke, Der Blaue Reiter
, the more radical November gruppe, and, most prominently, the Bauhaus in Weimar, for which Walter Gropius personally tapped him.
She owes a lot to the Der Blaue Reiter
(German for Blue Rider) movement whose artists were considered to be the pioneers of abstract art.
We learn that two groups of young artists, Der Blaue Reiter
and Die Brucke (The Blue Riders and The Bridge, respectively) boldly changed the course of art after Impressionism.
Its collection includes works by Der Blaue Reiter
, alongside 19th-century painting and contemporary art.
One of the major movements in modern art, German Expressionism is known for two groups of painters: Die Brucke (The Bridge) and Der Blaue Reiter
(The Blue Rider).
In 1912, in Der Blaue Reiter
, Kandinsky wrote that "the 'purely artistic' and 'objective'" were once "always present in art .
Even when taking into account the historic achievements of both Der Blaue Reiter
(Kandinsky and Company) and Die Brucke (founded by Kirchner, Karl Schmidt-Rotluff, and Erich Heckel), it seems fair to say that the greater glory of that moment was captured by the French: by Matisse and the Fauvists, by Picasso and the Cubists.
The Munich-based Der Blaue Reiter
, a more informal clique that developed a few years later, also fell under Van Gogh's spell.
Vincent Van Gogh and Expressionism' at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, analyses the artist's influence on Die Brucke (left, Erich Heckel's Seated Man, 1909), Der Blaue Reiter
artists such as Kandinsky, and the Viennese Secession.