Blue Rider is a fictional novel about a woman who encounters artists who worked during WW1, namely, Modigliani, Kandinsky, Malevich, Marc, Picasso, Klee and Chagall. I was fascinated to learn how they lived, following their inner heart to be artists. There was no compromise for them. They didn’t have a day job, that wasn’t even considered. They would choose poverty over selling their soul to the man for a pittance. (How I wish I had the guts. These men were true heroes.) Ah, but the art buying public is fickle. Not all were destined for a life of squalor. Chagall, for instance, lived until the age of 98 and there is a museum dedicated to him in Paris.