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Forest Stream (Waldbach)

August Macke painted this image of a forest stream near the Tegernsee, a lake in Bavaria, where he lived in 1910. Working intensively for a year in this rural environment, Macke developed a style that recalled the bold colors and simplified forms of the French Fauvist paintings he had seen during trips to Paris in 1905 and 1909. In 1911, Macke became associated with Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), a group of Expressionist artists based in Munich.

August Macke
German, 1887–1914
Forest Stream (Waldbach)
1910
Oil on canvas
24 ¼ x 24 1/8 in. (61.6 x 61.3 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Partial gift of the Robert Gore Rifkind Collection, 78.67