August Macke was one of the foremost members of the German
Expressionist group The Blue Rider. He lived during a mostly
innovative time for German art and saw the development of the
German Expressionist movements as well as the arrival of the
following avant-garde movements which were forming in the rest of
Europe. Like a true artist of his time, Macke knew how to integrate
into his painting the elements of the avant-garde which most
interested him. His style was formed within the mode of French
Impressionism and Post-impressionism and later went through a Fauve
period. Macke's meeting with Robert Delaunay in Paris in 1912 was
to be a sort of revelation for him. Delaunay's chromatic Cubism,
which Apollinaire had called Orphism. August Macke's oeuvre can be
considered as Expressionism and also as part of Fauvism. The
paintings concentrate primarily on expressing feelings and moods
rather than reproducing objective reality, usually distorting color
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