Der Blaue Reiter (named after an emblem of St. George)

Vasily Kandinsky. Autumn in Bavaria
1908; Oil on cardboard, 33x45cm; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

Vasily Kandinsky. Composition No. 2 1910
Russian Expressionist (Der Blaue Reiter)

"Color directly influences the soul.  Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings.  The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another purposively, to cause vibrations in the soul."


Vasily Kandinsky. Improvisation No. 30 (War Like Theme) 1913 oil on canvas 43 x 43" Chicago AI
Russian Expressionist (Der Blaue Reiter)

Composition VIII
1923 (140 Kb); Oil on canvas, 140 x 201 cm (55 1/8 x 79 1/8 in); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York