From 06/03/2019 to 17/06/2019
The Blue Rider Almanac is an important moment in the art history of Germany. This almanac was created by Franz Marc and August Macke, two leading German artists of the early 20th century, in 1911. The work came from an encounter with Kandinsky, and would later inspire avant-garde exhibitions across their native land.
Marc shifted from plein air painting to blue horses and later into abstract work. Macke shifted to ethnographic work and later into nature-inspired works with Klee. The pair achieved a great deal and experimented significantly in a very short space of time. As soon as they hit their stride, they were drafted into the Great War. Macke died in 1914 and Marc in 1916.
2019 brings a new retrospective to the Musee de l’Orangerie that explores the work and inspiration of these two artists. This is a chance for modern artists and students to learn more about two talents taken in their prime.
The show runs from March 6th to June 17th.