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German ExpressionismDer Blaue Reiter and its Legacies$
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Dorothy Price

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781526121622

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.7765/9781526121639

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Introduction: why does Der Blaue Reiter still matter?

Introduction: why does Der Blaue Reiter still matter?

(p.1) Introduction: why does Der Blaue Reiter still matter?
German Expressionism

Dorothy Price

Christopher Short

Manchester University Press

This chapter lays out the purpose and contents of the volume. It begins by sketching the origins of Der Blaue Reiter, which was formed in 1911 by Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc and Gabriele Münter after Kandinsky’s Composition Vwas rejected by the New Artists’ Association of Munich.It then introduces the other chapters, written by a mixture of established and emerging scholars, which examine the legacy of Der Blaue Reiter from a variety of perspectives.

Keywords:   Der Blaue Reiter almanac, Neue Künstlervereinigung, München, Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, Gabriele Münter, Gesamtkunstwerk, Expressionism, abstraction

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