View Full Version : Oldies but Goodies - Munter - Jan 22 - Feb 5

01-23-2010, 03:27 PM
Our featured artist for Jan 22 - Feb 5 is Gabriele Munter. She and her art school director/lover founded the avant-garde expressionist group known ad Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) group with Franz Marc.

Hope you can take some time the next two weeks to study Munter and imitate one of her styles. Share your adventure with us:)

You can read more about her here -


I think it an expecially well done biography of her and her work. It is interesting to see the many different approaches she had to painting. Now I gotta go hunt up some of the paintings mentioned!

01-24-2010, 06:23 AM
Another of my favorites...this should be great. Will try to dig up a Youtube on her work. :heart:

01-24-2010, 07:14 AM
Sounds exciting. I like the blue rider group.

01-25-2010, 01:11 PM
Here is the video on Munter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cvrppvY5yc

02-01-2010, 09:19 PM
thanks for posting that video, Janet. It was good.

Well folks - this will be our last Oldie but Goodie thread. We'll be hosting some new threads this year on techniques and a couple on printing - so as not to get spread too thin - we're discontinuing this. It has been a real learning experience. Thanks for your company. Special thanks to you who helped by hosting.:) :)

and I hope to hope a couple of things done in the Munter sytle before friday. Maybe you can too:thumbsup:

02-05-2010, 03:10 PM
Here is one I just did or my daughter reading. It is really hard to paint in plane flat shapes and have it look at all interesting. I couldn't resist not putting the designs on the floor here and a little too much shading in the bed clothes and body.......

02-05-2010, 03:13 PM
and here it is.....

02-05-2010, 04:56 PM
You know I love your drawings, Robin. Sorry I didn't get to Munter...I like her work a lot. She is part of the Expressionist movement as well, so I'm going to try to be inspired by her there.

Bye, bye, oldies...I'm sure you will be back again. :heart:

02-07-2010, 09:42 PM
Her work reminds me a bit of Robert Bevan. Nice decorative effects. Alas, I seem to constantly have so much on my plate that I seldom have time to participate in these projects. But soon, soon, I keep on promising myself. ;-)

02-08-2010, 03:04 AM
I love that figure study, Robin. You are lucky to have people to draw IRL. I really like your interpretation of Munter/expressionism.

I too did not get around to a study of Munter. (I wanted to do a vase of flowers). Maybe next time!

03-10-2010, 01:33 PM
Whoops, did this copy after a selfportrait by M√ľnter last week and forgot that there had been a thread on her. Mas vale tarde que nunca, as they say in Chinese.


And there's another great video (fast loading) on her at


03-12-2010, 12:29 AM
Lovely portrait, Lawrence. I think you are adding more details to your portraits of late. The way you did it here is wonderful. The figure is so central and the posture of an artist looking around the canvas sets the mood perfectly.

03-12-2010, 03:57 PM
Thanks Robin--yes, as I get a bit better I'm able to include more in my quickstudies and still get them done in less than 2 hours, so I'm tackling some more complicated paintings now.