The Expressionist group known as The Blue Rider formed in Munich in around 1911. The leading exponent was Franz Marc, and his most iconic painting can be seen here in the Thyssen Museum. The Dream, also known as The Blue Horses.
Marc used colour in an irrational manner, painting the horses blue, or the female nude figure in a single shade of bright pink. The painter devised a theory of colour as a symbolic value. Sadly, he died young in 1916, at the battle of Verdun during the First World War.
(c) (R) 2013, MUSMon com S.L.
Text (a) Catalina Serrano Romero
Permission: This artwork is in the public domain: The author of this artwork died more than 70 years ago. According to E.U. Copyright Law, copyright expires 70 years after the author's death. In other countries, legislation may differ.
Independently produced by MUSMon.com, the audio guide for the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum offers you a wide-ranging, light-hearted and educational tour of one of Spain’s most outstanding art museums. It contains 90 minutes of commentary, illustrated with over 52 high-quality images, so you won’t miss a single detail during your visit.
We will guide you on your journey through the history of painting. +info