Forest Stream

Artist(s):

August Macke (German, 1887–1914)

Title:

Forest Stream

Date:

1910

Medium(s):

Oil on canvas

Dimensions:

24 1/4 x 24 1/8 in.

Accession Number:

78.67

Credit Line:

Partial Gift of the Robert Gore Rifkind Collection, Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University

Location:

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.