Art Review from Matisse to the Blue Rider

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From Matisse to the Blue Rider – Expressionism in Germany and France

The colorful exhibition includes paintings by van Gogh, Matisse, Gauguin and Paul Klee amongst many others.What better way to escape a grey winter day!

Venture through a journey of the different art movements related to expressionism. The exhibition includes paintings related to  ” The Brücke”, a German expressionist movement. Formed in Dresden in 1905 and named after the Brücke Museum in Berlin, it includes paintings by Max Pechstein and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.

The exhibition also features fauvism, a movement which focused on the use of color and was strongly influenced by Henri Matisse. At the end of the exhibition, there is an area dedicated to the “Blaue Reiter” movement which was formed by Kandinsky, Alexej von Jawlensky and Marianne von Werefkin and also offers a selection of paintings by painters associated with the movement such as Franz Marc and Robert Delaunay. The “Blaue Reiter” movement came to an abrupt end with the outbreak of the 1st world war. The exhibition also aims to clear up the common perception that Expressionism was mainly influenced by Germans and  recalls the close collaboration of German and French artists at the time.

Kunsthaus Zürich

Heimplatz 1, 8001 Zürich
044 253 84 84

7 February -11 of May 2014

Entrance Fee: 22 CHF per person

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