The Blue Rider – this is the name a group of artists chose for themselves when they joined forces just over 100 years ago to exhibit their works together.
Their pictures were extremely colourful and often did not depict objects, humans or animals. Instead, shapes and coloured surfaces dominated their pictures. This abstract method of depiction was completely new in the world of art and attracted a lot of attention. At that time, the press wrote that their first exhibition was a wild parody and a bizarre carnival. The audience was scandalised, ranted, blustered and spat on the paintings. The artists were called shameless bluffers and incurably insane. But critics and the audience could not have been more wrong since this exhibition was to become world-famous and the artists changed art forever.