Franz Marc / August Macke. The adventure of the Blue Rider exhibition at the Orangerie, 6th March – 17th June 2019

Franz Marc (1880-1916) and August Macke (1887-1914) were two major figures in German expressionism. This new exhibition at the Orangerie explores their work, friendship and appreciation of Cézanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin…

A pivotal moment for the two painters was when the met Kandinsky in 1911 – Franz Marc abandoned landscape painting and started to paint his now famous blue horses, while August Macke wrote a study on Aftrica, masks.

Influenced by the Italian Futurists, Tunisia and Africa, both were drafted in 1914 and died on the front, leaving many unfinished works behind them…

Exposition Franz Marc / August Macke. L'aventure du Cavalier bleu à l'Orangerie du 6 mars au 17 juin 2019
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

A number of interesting events accompany the exhibition:

— the opening conference,

a study day in French (Franz Marc et August Macke. Deux artistes allemands face à l’histoire),

— a Curious Nocturne on Saturday 16th March 2019 starting 7.30pm (the museum’s first everr!) with a huge musical improv jam in the Waterlillies room, ‘enigmas’ (?) and ‘philosophical performances’,

— showings of four German films from the 1920s,

guided visits,

— visit-workshops for adults or family groups

Exposition Franz Marc / August Macke. L'aventure du Cavalier bleu à l'Orangerie du 6 mars au 17 juin 2019

A 2015 documentary called Franz Marc, la dernière chevauchée du “Cavalier bleu” is also being shown every day in the auditorium at 3.30pm, and a catalogue of the exhibition is available (192 pages, 40€ here at amazon.fr).

Exposition Franz Marc / August Macke. L'aventure du Cavalier bleu à l'Orangerie du 6 mars au 17 juin 2019

The exhibition Franz Marc / August Macke. The adventure of the Blue Rider is at the Orangerie (here) from 6th March – 17th June 2019

Open every day except Tuesdays from 9am-6pm (last ticket 5.15pm – rooms emptied starting 5.45pm)

Admission: 9€ / 6.5€

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