In his portrait Curonian Bride Pechstein demonstrates wonderful attention to the intricate details of the traditional wedding dress, depicting the sitters head dress and jewellery with incredibleaccuracy. Stylistically, Pechstein’s quick and feathery brush strokes still draw heavily on Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne, Bernhard Fulda and Aya Soika, however, place the present portrait as an important stylistical milestone within the artist’s œuvre: 'His preoccupation with light and its reflections, as evident on the girl’s cheekbones and on her sleeves, showed his indebtedness to the impressionist tradition. And yet his composition also showed many of the elements which he was going to develop further in subsequent months, in particular the build-up of tensions between boldly rendered planes of starkly contrasting colours, and the emphasis placed on contours' (Bernhard Fulda & Aya Soika, Max Pechstein: The Rise and Fall of Expressionism, Berlin, 2012, p. 75).
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