Gallen-Kallela Lake Keitele

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Akseli Gallen-Kallela Lake Keitele, 1905, National Gallery, London I first saw this painting about fifteen years ago – not long after it was purchased by the National Gallery in 1999. I caught sight of it across a room full of Post Impressionist masterpieces; its distinctive originality immediately drew me towards it. A decade or more […]

Franz Marc at the Lenbachhaus, Munich

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Franz Marc at the Lenbachhaus, Munich This wonderful small museum houses many of the most impressive examples of the Blau Reiter (Blue Rider) group formed in Munich in 1911 by Vasily Kandinsky, an expatriate Russian and Franz Marc, a native of the city, who rejected the perceived conservatism of the Neue Kunstlervereinigunng Munchen (the New […]