Art: Gabriele

The small yellow house standing on a ridge overlooking Murnau, near Munich, speaks by its appearance of suffering and sorrow. The fence sags wearily, and the path leading to the front door last week lay buried under a foot-high pile of dead leaves. Yet the house is famous. It was purchased by the pioneer abstractionist Wassily Kandinsky and his onetime mistress, Gabriele Münter, in 1908. There, at the age of 84, Gabriele Münter still lives, an artist who is steadily gaining fame in her own right as one of the best of the German...

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