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Subjects : Food, Still life
Keywords : 20th century, European, Expressionism, Flora, German expressionism, Modern art, Painting, bowl, chair, colour, cup, day, flower, food, fruit, furniture, inside, oil, pattern, plant, seat, still life, table, tablecloth, vase
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Still Life with Sunflowers II

Girls in Green, also known as Girls under Trees, is an oil on canvas painting by the German painter August Macke, executed in 1914. It depicts a number of girls among the trees on the edge of a lake, where the color areas of the figures and the environment seem to merge. The painting is in the collection of the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich. Macke was a member of the Expressionist group Der Blaue Reiter, but unlike his colleagues Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc, he had little involvement in theoretical discussions. In essence he was mainly a colourist and he always looked for warmth and rhythm in his works. In doing so, he was influenced by the Orphistic ideas of Robert Delaunay about color relationships and the fragmentation and interpretation of shapes based on light and color. In November 1913 Macke moved with his wife Elisabeth to Hilterfingen, on Lake Thun, in Switzerland. He started working on his largest painting, Mädchen im Grünen, before going on a tour of Tunisia with Paul Klee in April 1914, confirming that the style of his later works had already been formed before that trip. Macke was killed at the start of World War I, in September 1914, at the front in France. The painting shows a number of girls playing among the trees on the edge of Lake Thun. A group placed closer together in the background corresponds to the girls in the foreground, depicted in front, back and side views. Macke emphasizes the perspective and dynamic structure by displaying the three [...]


This artwork is a painting from the modern period. It belongs to the expressionism style.


« Still Life with Sunflowers II » is kept at Private collection.


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