Under the Open Sky. Traveling with Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Münter

19 Sep 2020 — 6 Jun 2021

Wassily Kandinsky, Kallmünz – Gabriele Münter beim Malen I, Sommer 1903
Wassily Kandinsky, Kallmünz – Gabriele Münter beim Malen I, Sommer 1903, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau München
Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Münter—we know them as leading figures of the Blue Rider. Yet the two were close collaborators for years before the artists' group was founded. The exhibition undertakes a pioneering reconstruction of their itinerant life between 1902 and 1908. The pair traveled widely and light, working under the open sky to create paintings in small formats and photographs. Oil sketches produced right in front of the motifs and photographs show scenes and sceneries in and around Kallmünz, Rotterdam, Tunis, Rapallo, Paris, and other destinations. Their return marks the end of the exhibition, which draws attention to the creative symbiosis between Kandinsky and Münter in the early years of their relationship between 1902 and 1908.