The Easel

When Female Artists Stop Being Seen as Muses

The status of muse is hard to transcend. Gabriele Münter expected to be remembered merely as “an unnecessary companion of Kandinsky”. In fact she helped form the influential “Blue Rider” group as well as developing her own bold, experimental style. Kandinsky’s interest in colour was learned from her, later admitting he no longer believed in ‘feminine’ and ‘masculine’ painting.