Cover of Der Blaue Reiter by Wassily Kandinsky (1911)

The blue rider rode on the blue horse
Franz Marc painted in 1911.
World War I killed Marc and returned Kandinsky to Russia
until 1921 when Walter Gropius summoned him
to the Bauhaus in Germany where he worked
until 1933 when the Nazis nixed it and he went to France,
painted and died just as the Battle of the Bulge was about to begin,
sparing a thought for Franz Marc and his large blue horses.

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