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By August Macke, Walter Cohen

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

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Artists and apparent art connoisseurs previously relegated all art forms of the so-called primitive peoples to the area of Ethnological arts or arts and crafts with a dismissive wave of the hand; this is, at the least, surprising. What you hang as a picture on the wall is something, in principle, which is similar to the carved and painted pillars in an African hut. For the African, his idol is the tangible form of an unconceivable notion, Indian 1911 Oil on canvas, 88 x 70 cm Private collection 60 the personification of an abstract concept.

And from the tension of his Rose Azalea I 1910 Oil on canvas, 48 x 46 cm Private collection 52 53 strength results the scope of his jump. An art form, a style, emerges from a tension. In the second half of the 19th century, the Impressionists found a direct connection to this natural phenomena. They created a new style, with the intent of representing the organic natural form of light, in the atmosphere; that was their slogan, which changed in the course of time and in their work. The Impressionists drew their artistic inspiration from art forms of the farmers, from the „primitive‰ Italians, the Dutch, the Japanese, and the Tahitians.

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? The „savage‰ artists who have their own forms, are they not as strong as the shape of thunder? The thunder expresses itself, as does the flower; each force manifests itself as a form. And so does the human being. Something is driving him to find the words for concepts, the evident from the unclear, conscious from unconscious.

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