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Tate Modern reveals the story of friendship that made modern art

In the early 20th century a group of friends came together to transform modern art. 

The artists experimented with colour, sound and light, creating bold and vibrant works.

Next month, an exhibition at Tate Modern, Bankside, will open to the public dedicated to this group – known collectively as The Blue Rider.

Expressionists – which will run from April 25 to October 20 – is a story of friendships told through art. 

It examines the creatives that made up The Blue Rider, from Franz Marc’s interest in colour to Alexander Sacharoff’s freestyle performance.

Female artists played a central role in the movement. Gabriele Münter’s experimental photographs and the dramatic paintings of Marianne Werefkin will be featured in the collection.

Expressionists will cover a range of mediums from paintings and sculptures to photography and performance and features 130 works – brought together in the UK for the first time in more than 60 years.

The exhibition has been put together with the help of art collectors Lenbachhaus, which has offered the Tate unprecedented access to their collection. 

Visit the Tate Modern between April 25 and October 20 to see Expressionists.

Pictured top: Tiger by Franz Marc in 1912 (Picture: Lenbachhaus Munich)

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