Friday, 27 April 2012

August Macke

August Macke (3 January 1887 – 26 September 1914) was born in Meschede, Westphalia. He was one of the leading members of the German Expressionist group Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider). He lived during a particularly innovative time for German art which saw the development of the main German Expressionist movements. 
Macke's career was cut short by his early death, at the age of 27, during the second month of World War at the front in Champagne in September 1914.  

His final painting, Farewell, depicts the mood of gloom that settled after the outbreak of war.
My art classes used watercolour pencils to  recreate some of August Macke's images this week.

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