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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!

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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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