Blaue Reiter

Blaue Reiter

[blou-uh rahy-tuhr]
noun German.
a group of artists active in Germany, especially in or near Munich, during the early 20th century, whose works were characterized by the use of Fauve color and forms distorted for structural or emotive purposes.
Also called Blue Rider School.
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Blaue Reiter (ˈblauə ˈraitər)
 
n
der a group of German expressionist painters formed in Munich in 1911, including Kandinsky and Klee, who sought to express the spiritual side of man and nature, which they felt had been neglected by impressionism
 
[C20: literally: blue rider, name adopted by Kandinsky and Marc because they liked the colour blue, horses, and riders]

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