Under the Open Sky

Traveling with Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Münter

Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Münter – we know them as leading figures of the Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider). Yet the two were close collaborators for years before the artists’ group was founded.

‘Under the Open Sky’ 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.

Their 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.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition at Lenbachhaus, Munich (13 October 2020 – 30 January 2022).

English and German text.

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