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Arabisches Café (kleiner Türke)
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Spaziergang auf der Brücke
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Landschaft mit drei Mädchen
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Triptychon: Großer Zoologischer Garten
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The painter August Macke (1887-1914) made a trip to Tunisia in the spring of 1914 together with his artist colleagues Paul Klee and Louis Moilliet. This trip plunged the three painters into a real creative frenzy. For Macke, this trip to North Africa was also to be the artistic climax of his short life, which ended in early autumn of the same year.

Macke spoke enthusiastically about his African environment as the most beautiful of all, more beautiful than the fragrant Provence: the trip to Tunisia flooded the inspiration and energy of the three painters. While Louis Moillet came home with 14 different works and Paul Klee with 48 drawings and watercolours, Macke had 79 drawings, 33 watercolours and many photographs in his luggage: the trip to Tunisia became an established art historical concept. Macke, Klee and Moilliet immersed themselves in a mysterious wonderland: the flair of Tunis, the medina, the Arabic tangle of languages, old buildings from Greek and Roman times, dromedaries as beasts of burden and Berbers in their traditional, waving robes - all this had fascinated August Macke. But he was particularly impressed by the simple people and their way of life, which he immortalised in many sketches, watercolours and photographs.

The flood of impressions must have put August Macke in an almost ecstatic state - he made one sketch after another: House roofs and views out of the window, small cubic and light yellow painted houses with blue shutters are captured by August Macke in two-dimensional, radiantly bright pictures. The highly sensitive artist feels the colours and light of Tunisia almost physically and describes them as "clear and colourful like a church window". An exotic charm and the very special light of North Africa had already attracted many other artists to Tunisia before Macke and his friends. Early Impressionists were fascinated by the endless expanses of the deserts, the buildings and the high sky over Africa. Thus Pierre Auguste Renoir and Claude Monet had visited Algeria, Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Münter had also visited Tunisia. Wassily Kadinssky published alongside Franz Marc under the synonym "The Blue Rider" as important pioneers of modern art of the 20th century. The inspiration for Macke, Klee and Moilliet's trip to Tunisia was to come from this group of artists.

He had wanderlust for a long time: born in 1887 in Meschede, Sauerland, Macke graduated from the Academy of Arts in Düsseldorf and took courses at the School of Arts and Crafts. He designed costumes and decorations before he went on journeys to Belgium, Italy, France, Holland and Switzerland, in order to be able to gather ever new artistic impressions - and so it came to the journey to Tunis, Hammamet and Kairouan. In Tunis unique pictures were created: Macke and Klee turned away from traditional painting styles in order to devote themselves more to the expressionist and cubist developments of abstraction and simplification. This is why Macke today stands for the art of Expressionism. The trip to Tunis had become the absolute highlight of his artistic work. At the end of the trip, the twenty-seven-year-old had to go to the First World War as a soldier. August Macke's life came to an abrupt end on 26 September 1914. He fell at Perthes-les-Hurlus in Champagne. © Meisterdrucke




August Macke
Landschaft mit Kirche und Weg
1911 | painting

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Landschaft mit Kirche und Weg
1911 | painting

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August Macke
 
Undated | Oil on canvas

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August Macke
Farbige Formen II
1913 | painting

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Farbige Formen II
1913 | painting

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August Macke
 
1914 | Oil on canvas

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August Macke
 
1911 | Oil on canvas

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August Macke
Ansicht vom Tegernsee
1910 | painting

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Ansicht vom Tegernsee
1910 | painting

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August Macke
Sitzender Akt mit Kissen
1911 | painting

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Sitzender Akt mit Kissen
1911 | painting

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August Macke
 
1912 |

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August Macke
 
1914 | watercolour on paper

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1914 | watercolour on paper

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August Macke
Bildnis Bernhard Koehler
1910 |

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Bildnis Bernhard Koehler
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August Macke
Arabisches Café (kleiner Türke)
1914 | painting

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Arabisches Café (kleiner Türke)
1914 | painting

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August Macke
Spaziergang auf der Brücke
1912 | painting

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Spaziergang auf der Brücke
1912 | painting

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August Macke
Der Macke’sche Garten in Bonn
1911 | painting

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Der Macke’sche Garten in Bonn
1911 | painting

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August Macke
Staudacherhaus in Tegernsee
1910 | painting

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Staudacherhaus in Tegernsee
1910 | painting

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August Macke
 
1912 | Oil on canvas

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August Macke
Mädchen unter Bäumen
1914 | Oil on canvas

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Mädchen unter Bäumen
1914 | Oil on canvas

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August Macke
Das helle Haus (1. Fassung)
1914 | watercolor

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Das helle Haus (1. Fassung)
1914 | watercolor

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August Macke
 
1912 | painting

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August Macke
Sonniger Weg
1913 | painting

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Sonniger Weg
1913 | painting

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August Macke
 
1912 | Oil on canvas

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August Macke
Blumen am Fenster (Begonien in T...
1910 | painting

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Blumen am Fenster (Begonien in T...
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August Macke
 
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August Macke
Rote Tulpen in weißer Vase
1912 | painting

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Rote Tulpen in weißer Vase
1912 | painting

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August Macke
Zirkus
1913 | painting

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Zirkus
1913 | painting

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August Macke
Hutladen an der Promenade
1913 | watercolor

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Hutladen an der Promenade
1913 | watercolor

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August Macke
Gemüsefelder
1911 | painting

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Gemüsefelder
1911 | painting

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August Macke
Spaziergang in Blumen
1912 | painting

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Spaziergang in Blumen
1912 | painting

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August Macke
Segelboot, Tegernsee
1910 | painting

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Segelboot, Tegernsee
1910 | painting

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August Macke
Badende Mädchen mit Stadt im Hin...
1913 | painting

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Badende Mädchen mit Stadt im Hin...
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August Macke
 
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August Macke
Badende Frauen
1913 | painting

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Badende Frauen
1913 | painting

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August Macke
 
1912 | Oil on cardboard

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August Macke
Sitzender Akt, vorgebeugt
1912 | Gouache

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Sitzender Akt, vorgebeugt
1912 | Gouache

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August Macke
Weiblicher Akt 53
1912 | pencil drawing

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Weiblicher Akt 53
1912 | pencil drawing

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August Macke
Akt, stehend
1912 | watercolor

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Akt, stehend
1912 | watercolor

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August Macke
Segelboot auf dem Tegernsee
1910 | Oil on cardboard

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Segelboot auf dem Tegernsee
1910 | Oil on cardboard

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August Macke
Am Rhein bei Hersel
1908 | painting

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Am Rhein bei Hersel
1908 | painting

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August Macke
Landschaft mit drei Mädchen
1911 | painting

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Landschaft mit drei Mädchen
1911 | painting

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August Macke
Ausreitende Husaren
1913 | painting

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Ausreitende Husaren
1913 | painting

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August Macke
Weiden am Bach
1912 | painting

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Weiden am Bach
1912 | painting

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August Macke
Mit gelber Jacke
1913 | watercolor

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Mit gelber Jacke
1913 | watercolor

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August Macke
Akt auf gestricktem Teppich
1887 | Oil on canvas

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Akt auf gestricktem Teppich
1887 | Oil on canvas

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August Macke
Großer Fischzug
1913 | painting

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Großer Fischzug
1913 | painting

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August Macke
Das Konzert, Kopie nach Gerard t...
1907 | painting

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Das Konzert, Kopie nach Gerard t...
1907 | painting

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August Macke
Tegernsee-Landschaft
1910 | Oil on canvas

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Tegernsee-Landschaft
1910 | Oil on canvas

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August Macke
 
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August Macke
Dame in grüner Jacke
1913 | painting

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Dame in grüner Jacke
1913 | painting

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August Macke
Garten am Thunersee
1914 | Watercolor on paper

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Garten am Thunersee
1914 | Watercolor on paper

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August Macke
 
1912 | oil on canvas

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August Macke
Lesende Frau im roten Sessel
1910 | painting

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Lesende Frau im roten Sessel
1910 | painting

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August Macke
 
1910 | Unknown

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August Macke
Triptychon: Großer Zoologischer ...
1912 | painting

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Triptychon: Großer Zoologischer ...
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August Macke
Garten am Thunersee
1914 | watercolor

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Garten am Thunersee
1914 | watercolor

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August Macke
Tunesische Landschaft
1914 | painting

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Tunesische Landschaft
1914 | painting

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August Macke
Stilleben mit Anemonen und blaue...
1911 | painting

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Stilleben mit Anemonen und blaue...
1911 | painting

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August Macke
 
Undated | Oil on canvas

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August Macke
 
Undated | Oil on canvas

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August Macke
 
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August Macke
 
Undated | Watercolor on paper

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0 | Watercolor on paper

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August Macke
Reitende Indianer beim Zelt. 1911
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Reitende Indianer beim Zelt. 1911
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August Macke
Rotes Haus im Park
1914 | painting

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Rotes Haus im Park
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August Macke
 
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August Macke
Seiltänzer auf dem Markt
1914 | graphic

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Seiltänzer auf dem Markt
1914 | graphic

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August Macke
Porträt Katharina Koehler
1908 | pencil drawing

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Porträt Katharina Koehler
1908 | pencil drawing

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August Macke
 
1913 | Watercolor on paper

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August Macke
Segelboot auf dem Tegernseen
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August Macke
Feldarbeit
1907 | graphic

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Feldarbeit
1907 | graphic

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August Macke
 
1912 | Oil on canvas

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August Macke
Blondes Mädchen mit Puppe
1910 | Oil on canvas

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Blondes Mädchen mit Puppe
1910 | Oil on canvas

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August Macke
Bogenschütze
1903 | pencil drawing

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Bogenschütze
1903 | pencil drawing

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August Macke
Flamingos im Zoo
1914 | watercolor

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Flamingos im Zoo
1914 | watercolor

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August Macke
Türkisches Café
1914 | Oil on panel

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Türkisches Café
1914 | Oil on panel

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August Macke
 
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August Macke
 
1912 | painting

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1912 | painting

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August Macke
Abstrakte Formen
1913 | graphic

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Abstrakte Formen
1913 | graphic

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August Macke
Stickende Frau am Sessel: Porträ...
1909 | painting

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August Macke
Vier Madchen auf einer Altane
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August Macke
Bildnis Dr. Ludwig Deubner
1903 | Coal and white chalk on paper

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Bildnis Dr. Ludwig Deubner
1903 | Coal and white chalk on paper

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August Macke
Paar im Wald
1912 | painting

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Paar im Wald
1912 | painting

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August Macke
Picknick am Strand
1913 | watercolor

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Picknick am Strand
1913 | watercolor

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August Macke
 
1913 | oil on wood

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August Macke
 
1914 | Oil on canvas

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August Macke
The Artist's Garden in Bonn, Ger...
1911 | Oil on canvas

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The Artist's Garden in Bonn, Ger...
1911 | Oil on canvas

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August Macke
Jesus im Nachen
1911 | painting

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Jesus im Nachen
1911 | painting

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August Macke
 
1914 | watercolor

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August Macke
 
1913 | painting

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August Macke
Märchen (Sindelsdorf)
1911 | painting

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Märchen (Sindelsdorf)
1911 | painting

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August Macke
Sonniger Garten
1908 | painting

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Sonniger Garten
1908 | painting

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August Macke
 
1910 | Oil on canvas

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