"The Blue Rider"
“The Blue Rider” art association was one of the most stellar and impetuous, daring and short-life art groups in the XX century. It only existed for three years (1911 – 1914). At first, in an enthusiastic whisper, and later at the top of voice, they began talking about the synthesis of all arts and about subjectless paintings, the value of paintings by madmen and children, the self-sufficiency of…
You can hardly tell the exact day or year of the birth of Expressionism, which is usual for all powerful art movements. You cannot draw a border on the map and indicate the territory where Expressionism took its start and got stronger. Overall, it’s all roughly known. Except for one rock-solid spatiotemporal benchmark: Northern Europe on the eve of the First World War. Expressionism is an avant…
Red as a symbol in art
It is impossible to ignore this color. It is the most preferable, explicit and eloquent. It was the first to be applied in the art history not to speak of the chromatic scale. It has attracted the attention since early ages because of its nature and the nature of human beings; that is the reason why it is associated with so vital concepts as blood and fire. Absorbing all the natural senses, the…
All shades of blue
Any color is good if used by a master. Now we accept opulent colors in painting as typical, though the same technique has not always been applied. It was not long since beautiful blue has become appreciated in the iconography. Let's examine all hues of blue from its symbolic point of view.