Art Sunday #185: August Macke – Tightrope Walker


August Macke (3 January 1887 – 26 September 1914) was a German Expressionist painter. 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: he saw the development of the main German Expressionist movements as well as the arrival of the successive 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.


5 thoughts on “Art Sunday #185: August Macke – Tightrope Walker

  1. I find the painting was full of symbolism. There’s a woman balancing on a tightrope and there’s a pillar that is going to be in her way. There’s a man signed out in the crowd watching her.

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