Gemeentemuseum Den Haag opens Retrospective of the Work of Der Blaue Reiter


Wassily Kandinsky, Holland – 'Strandkörbe', May/June,1904 - Oil on canvas on board, 53,5 x 32.8 cm. - Collection Lenbachhaus München.

THE HAGUE.- In the early 20th century, a group of
artists caused a huge furor in the Munich art world. Calling themselves Der
Blaue Reiter, the artists produced expressive, brightly coloured, lyrical
paintings which were to prompt the development of Expressionism in Germany. The
core members of the group were Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky and kindred
spirit Franz Marc.
Although the group was so important for the later
development of modern art, this exhibition at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag will
be the first major retrospective of its work ever held in the Netherlands. Many
of the works were seen earlier as part of the successful Kandinsky exhibitions
at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
On view through 24 May, 2010.