Franz Marc / August Macke. The adventure of the Blue Rider
This exhibition presents two major figures of German Expressionism and the Der Blaue Reiter [The Blue Rider] movement, Franz Marc (1880-1916) and August Macke (1887-1914). These artists forged a friendship in 1910 based on their shared interest in French art and more specifically in Cézanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin and Fauvism, who they discovered during their time in Paris. Both expressed the same spiritual fascination for landscapes and nature in their initial paintings, often painted "en plein air".
Their paintings took a more radical, stylised turn when they met Vassily Kandinsky in 1911 and founded the Der Blaue Reiter Almanach [The Blue Rider Almanac]. Franz Marc abandoned plein air painting in favour of his famous blue horses which inspired the title of the almanac
Exhibition from March 06 to June 17, 2019 at Jardin des Tuilleries only 15 minutes walking distance from the hotel Alexandrine Opéra