This dynamic new assessment of the painter Gabriele Münter looks beyond her association with Wassily Kandinsky and completely reevaluates her art. Gabriele Münter was a photographer before she was a painter, and took her first pictures around the year 1900 during her stay in the United States. She started painting soon after and never stopped working on her art almost every day for the rest of her life. She was an open-minded artist who embraced experimentation.
Because Gabriele Münter's oeuvre has generally been studied through the narrow lens of her relationship with Kandinsky, many of her achievements have languished in obscurity.
Münter's paintings from the Blue Rider years, and her association with German Expressionism, have often been the focus of assessments of her work - but Münter's art was far more diverse, imaginative and stylistically diverse.
This book seeks to offer a broader perspective on Münter's creative output. It examines Munter's oeuvre in all its richness: from classical genres such as portraits and landscapes to interiors, abstractions and her works of "primitivism".
The author, Isabelle Jansen, is a curator at the Gabriele Münter- und Johannes Eichner-Stiftung in Germany.
27 x 20 cm
Pages: 272, paperback
Author: Isabelle Jansen