August Macke - Das helle Haus (1. Fassung) (62,0 x 69,0 cm)
August Macke was a German painter & leader of Der Blaue Reiter (“The Blue Rider”), an influential group of Expressionist artists. During his first trip to Paris in 1907, he was profoundly influenced by the work of the Impressionist painters, and he began to emulate their style, painting portraits in subtly dappled colors. In 1914 Macke traveled with the Swiss painter Paul Klee to Tunis, Tunisia, where Macke painted a series of works that place the subject upon a grid of various pure colors.