拍品 33
  • 33

奧古斯特·馬克 | 《問候》

估價
400,000 - 600,000 GBP
招標截止

描述

  • August Macke
  • 《問候》
  • 水彩紙本

來源

馬蒂亞斯·雷希,波恩(應於1936年4月購自藝術家藝術遺產管理委員會)
瑪麗安娜·施托普,波恩(1957年或之前購入)
拍賣:伯恩麥田畫廊,1997年6月20日,拍賣編號81
私人收藏,美國(購自上述拍賣)
現藏家購自上述收藏

展覽

比勒費爾德,市美術館,〈馬克水彩作品展〉,1957年,品號275,圖錄載圖

出版

古斯塔夫·弗利森,《奧古斯特·馬克》,斯圖加特,1957年,品號275,287頁載圖

賈尼絲·瑪麗·麥卡拉,《奧古斯特·馬克與樂園憧憬:圖像分析》,PhD論文,德州大學,奧斯汀,1980年,108頁提及

烏素拉·海德里希,《奧古斯特·馬克:水彩作品專題目錄》,奧斯特菲爾德爾恩-瑞特,1997年,品號383,311頁載圖,112頁載彩圖

拍品資料及來源

Begrüssung belongs to a group of watercolours and oils Macke created in 1913, depicting figures standing or strolling in the park (fig. 1). In addition to the two central figures standing on a balcony, the present composition is enlivened by a gentleman in the lower left who is gesturing with his hat and walking stick, as well as by two figures riding past in a horse-drawn carriage. During 1913, Macke’s painting gradually moved away from the nearly abstract, geometrically inspired compositions and adopted a new softness and a free-flowing style visible in Begrüssung. Colour became the single most important element of his art, and in the present work the soft brushstrokes of blue in the foreground and sky create a dynamic contrast with the denser colouration of the lush greens and pale red in the rest of the composition. In 1913 Macke wrote: ‘The most important thing for me is the direct observation of nature in its light-filled existence […]. What I most cherish is the observation of the movement of colours. Only in this have I found the laws of those simultaneous and complementary colour contrasts that nourish the actual rhythm of my vision. In this I find the actual essence, an essence which is not born out of an a priori system or theory’ (quoted in G. Vriesen, op. cit., p. 120, translated from German).

 

The present work also reflects a major theme in Macke’s art – city-dwellers in green spaces that bring the natural world into an urban environment – and the balanced composition is typical of Macke’s lyricism and the sense of harmony between man and nature that he evokes in his work. Barry Herbert comments: ‘Macke’s work was a constant reaffirmation of his unaffected delight in this earthly paradise of which he found himself to be a part, and in his paintings he recorded its small, apparently insignificant, moments of pleasure with a penetration and tender eye for the underlying currents of feeling that made them memorable […]. In them it is as if all worldly cares have been temporarily laid aside, self-consciousness has been forgotten, and these men and women once again experience something like their former state of innocence’ (B. Herbert, German Expressionism. Die Brücke and Der Blaue Reiter, London, 1983, pp. 148-149).

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