In honour of International Women’s Day, I’m posting this 60 Second Tour featuring the works of the Blue Rider Group (Der Blaue Reiter). Those who have an art history degree will associate this group, formed in 1909, with expressionist artists Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc. However, female artist Gabriele Münter was also a founder. She was a prolific painter who was dedicated to the German Expressionist movement.
After the group broke up, she stored many of their works and protected them from seizure during WWII. On her 80th birthday, in 1957, she donated over 400 Blue Rider works to Lenbachhaus Gallery in Munich, Germany. The Gallery now holds one of the largest collections of Blue Rider art and has dedicated an entire room to Münter’s work. I was lucky enough to visit Lenbachhaus and discover Münter’s role in the Blue Rider Group recently and wanted to share my photos via the video below.