“Side dish to Kandinsky”

The Art of Gabriele Munter

Gabriele Munter was a German Abstract Expressionist painter in the early 20th century. She was largely overshadowed by her teacher and partner, Kandinsky [who was pretty great too]. Here are some of her works. She was quite exceptional, I think.

She, herself, claimed she was seen as merely a “side dish to Kandinsky,” but looking at her works, it is clear that she could hold her own.

Gabriele Münter, ‘From the Griesbräu Window’ (1908)


Gabriele Münter – Portrait of a Young Woman in a Large Hat, 1909 at The Courtauld Art Gallery at Somerset House London England






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Let Them Eat Cake: A Construction exhibition

Willi Blab, 1908



Gabriele Münter 1877-1962, Munich Mill at Lake Iseo 

Gabriele Münter. Boating, 1910. Courtesy of the Milwaukee Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Harry Lynde Bradley. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018. Photo: Efraim Lev-er, © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris.


Gabriele Münter 1877-1962 Munich, Miss Ellen on the grass.

Gabriele Münter 1877-1962 Au salon. In the room 1913 

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