"The exhibition 'Im Farbenrausch' at the Museum Folkwang was dedicated to one of the most exciting chapters in the art of the early 20th century: it confronted for the first time the young German Expressionists with the Norwegian Edvard MUNCH and the 'Fauves', the so-called savages from France. Above all Ernst Ludwig KIRCHNER, Erich HECKEL, Max PECHSTEIN and Karl SCHMIDT-ROTTLUFF in Dresden, Alexej von JAWLENSKY, Gabriele MÜNTER, Wassily KANDINSKY and Franz MARC in Munich closely followed the new, international painting and made it the starting point of their own revolutionary work.
The extensively illustrated, out-of-print catalog for the exhibition 'Im Farbenrausch' (In the Rapture of Color) uses essays by renowned authors to illuminate the most important aspects of this formative epoch and fruitful confrontation of German artists with Edvard MUNCH and the French: among others the development of the 'Fauves' - for example Henri MATISSE, André DERAIN, Maurice de VLAMINCK, but also Henri MANGUIN, Georges BRAQUE and Kees van DONGEN - from 1905 to 1907, their reception in Germany, Edvard Munch's significance for the 'Brücke' artists and the view of Franz MARC and August MACKE to France until 1911. One contribution is dedicated to the role and significance of color in the work of the presented artists." (© Steidl Verlag, 2012)