Friday, August 15, 2008

What were the "Brucke, Die (The Bridge) ?"

The Die Brucke (The Bridge) were an important avant-garde group of German Expressionists based in Dresden, 1905-13, with radical political and social views expressed through modern, urban subject matter or landscapes and figures. Influenced by the latest Parisian ideas and primitive non-European art. Look for bright colours, bold outlines and deliberately unsophisticated techniques.

Cumming, Robert (2001). Art: A Field Guide (pg. 379). New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Images: Lithographic poster by Fritz Bleyl; Marzella (1909-10) by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner; Our Father Who Art in Heaven, hand-colored woodcut by Max Pechstein, 1921.

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