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By August Macke, Walter Cohen

ISBN-10: 178160777X

ISBN-13: 9781781607770

August Macke (1887-1914) was once a grasp of German Expressionism, a stream which sprang up within the early 1900s with the cause to forego actual fact looking for its emotional counterpart, with a specific emphasis on expressing darkish moods of tragedy and angst. Macke used to be a grasp of colour and shape, generating attention-grabbing canvases that evoke a robust sympathetic response within the viewer. He used to be both at home  Read more...

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August Macke (1887-1914) was once a grasp of German Expressionism, a move which sprang up within the early 1900s with the purpose to forego actual fact looking for its emotional counterpart, with a selected emphasis on expressing darkish moods of tragedy and angst. Macke used to be a grasp of colour and shape, generating crowd pleasing canvases that evoke a robust sympathetic response within the viewer.

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3 cm Private collection 54 55 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898), Paul Cézanne (1839-1906), Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), or even Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) are as far removed from Naturalists as El Greco (15411614) and Giotto di Bondone (1267-1337). Their works are not only the expression of their inner life, they are also the form of their souls in the material of painting. It does not necessarily suggest the presence of a culture; a culture that would be as similar for us as the Middle Ages, the Gothic culture in which everything has a form, a form born only out of our lives.

It was thanks to the urge for living expression that Gothic churches were built, MozartÊs sonatas were produced, and also African dances including the corresponding masks created without the permission of the art critic. And so it will, I think, remain for a long time. 5 cm Private collection 42 43 The Masks by August Macke A sunny day, a cloudy day, a Persian pier, a sacred vessel, a pagan idol and an immortelles, a Gothic church and a Chinese junk ship, the bow of a pirate ship, the word pirate and the word holy, dark, night, spring, cymbals and their sound and the shooting of the ironclads, the Egyptian Sphinx, and the beauty mark on the cheeks of the Parisian courtesan.

4 cm Private collection 46 47 Form is a mystery to us, because it is the expression of mysterious forces. They are vital for knowing the secret powers, the „invisible God‰. The senses for us are the bridge from the unfathomable to the tangible. Showing the plants and animals means feeling their secret. Hearing the thunder is feeling its secret. Understanding the language of forms means to be closer to the secret, living. Creating the forms means living. 5 x 58 cm Private collection 48 more than the imitators of Greek forms?

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