The arty book


I bought this painting from a local exhibition for my husband’s birthday at around the time I had finished writing Blue Rider.  The style echoes that of some of the painters working in Paris during World War I.  I couldn’t believe my luck.  Blue Rider is the name of a short-lived art movement from 1913.  It was halted due to the war.  One founding member Franz Marc was killed in the battle of Verden.  His co-founder Paul Klee was so hurt by his friend’s death he joined the war as an older recruit.  He spent the rest of the war painting planes!

About LilyEnnis

Author, musician and cat fanatic. I live in Thames, NZ with three beautiful orange tabbies, a seal Siamese, a cockatoo and a husband. When I'm not agonising over my writing I'm Scottish Country Dancing or visiting art galleries and art trails with friends. I have been vegan since December 2013 and am loving it!

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