August Macke (German, 1887–1914)
Oil on canvas
24 1/4 x 24 1/8 in.
Partial Gift of the Robert Gore Rifkind Collection, Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University
Eskenazi Gallery, European and American Art, Modern and Contemporary, Henry Radford Hope Wing, 1st Floor
This beautifully crafted painting by German artist, August Macke, depicts a forest stream near the Tegernsee, a lake in Bavaria. The style of this artwork is reflective of the artists interests in both French Fauvism (an artistic movement that experimented with abstraction) and the natural world. The artist uses a variety of brush strokes to create movement and texture. Bright colors add to the depth and intensity of this landscape, allowing the viewer to imagine themselves standing in nature and observing this scene.