Zwei Reiter vor Rot (Two Riders Against a Red Backround)
The evocative horse and rider in this print was a significant motif for Vasily Kandinsky that represented his path toward abandoning objective representation in favor of an expressive, spiritual abstraction. In 1911 he and Franz Marc founded Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), a group of artists in Germany who sought to express inner nature and spiritual experience within their art. Two Riders Before Red is one of fifty-seven woodcuts included in Kandinsky’s influential book Sounds.
Color woodcut on laid paper
Sheet: 6 × 7 11/16 in. (15.2 × 19.5 cm)
Image: 4 3/16 × 6 1/4 in. (10.6 × 15.9 cm) (show scale)
Gift of the Benjamin family in memory of Robert S. Benjamin
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Vasily Kandinsky (Russian, 1866-1944). Zwei Reiter vor Rot (Two Riders Against a Red Backround), 1911. Color woodcut on laid paper, Sheet: 6 × 7 11/16 in. (15.2 × 19.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Benjamin family in memory of Robert S. Benjamin, 1993.217.3. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1993.217.3_bw.jpg)
overall, 1993.217.3_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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