“The Bridge,” a name given to a group of German expressionist artists in Dresden, 1905. Among the artists were former architecture students Bleyl, Heckel, Kirchner, and Schmidt-Rottluff; later Nolde, Pechstein, and Mueller joined the group. Kirchner, in 1923 wrote “It was just a lucky chance that brought together a group of individuals whose personalities and talents led them naturally to the vocation of artists. Their way of life, though strange to the ordinary man was not meant to shock; it was a pure and simple compulsion to integrate art and life.” Barry Herbert, German Expressionism die Brücke and der Blaue Reiter. Jupiter Books, London, 1983. Image: 080401200446 large.jpgsciencedaily.com

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