Der Blaue Reiter Art Movement (The Blue Rider) was formed in Munich in 1911 by a group of native German and Russian artists who had moved to Munich. Although lasting only three years to 1914, Der Blaue Reiter had a profound influence on other art movements, especially the Expressionism Art Movement.
Russian émigré Wassily Kandinsky is considered the founder of Der Blaue Reiter, and the movement is named after his painting of the same name, The Blue Rider 1903. The other main artist in the movement was Franz Marc. Kandinsky and Marc were joined by Auguste Macke, Alexej von Jawlensky, Gabriele Munter, Paul Klee, Natalia Goncharova, and Lyonel Feininger, amongst others. The group came together after a painting by Kandinsky, The Last Judgment, was rejected as an exhibit by the Munich New Artists’ Association.
Whilst the aims and ambitions of each of the artists were different, the overall objective was to express spiritual truth in their art and the spiritual and symbolic associations of color. Many members were interested in medieval art, as well as primitivism, but after they came into contact with Cubism, Fauvism and the Russian abstract art of Rayonism, Der Blaue Reiter artists moved more towards abstraction.
Wassily Kandinsky’s best known paintings from Der Blaue Reiter movement period are Squares with Concentric Circles, 1913, Improvisation 30 Cannons 1913 and Composition VII 1913
Franz Marc reproduction oil paintings on canvas from the Blue Rider art period include Yellow Horses, and Tower of Blue Horses, 1913.
We specialize in the creation of oversized canvas wall art. Franz Marc The Large Blue Horses 1911 is one of our art reproductions on canvas which is also of our most popular oversized paintings from The Blue Rider period.
Der Blaue Reiter art from August Macke can be seen in his replica paintings Vegetable Fields 1911 and Lady in a Green Jacket.
Wassily Kandinsky the Blue Rider 1903 is one of our most popular oil painting reproductions from The Blue Rider art movement.