Lady in a Green Jacket (1913) by August Macke

Lady in a Green Jacket - Macke, August - 1913 - 2

Artwork Information

TitleLady in a Green Jacket
ArtistAugust Macke
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions44 x 43.5 cm
Art MovementExpressionism
Current LocationMuseum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
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About Lady in a Green Jacket

In 1913, August Macke completed the painting titled “Lady in a Green Jacket”. This artwork exudes expressionism where the artist is conveying his emotional state and a deeper meaning than beyond the basic physical realities. The woman’s slight gesture of her left hand speaks volumes about her implied state of mind, while her green jacket stands out as if to make her a focal point in this particular painting. This composition further expresses Augus Macke’s intuitive perception of colors and light that draws attention to the subject matter.

This particular masterpiece of Austrian expressionist painter August Macke represents a period when he used bright colors and vivid brushstrokes to convey visual incoherence. His works reflect an inward gaze rather than an outward one that provides insight into what he was thinking during that time. August Macke obtained immense success through such paintings, which earned him full recognition as an independent founder of expressionism movement.

The next painting by August Macke was ‘Farewell’ which was completed in 1914. It was both an experimental and surrealistic work highlighting the age-old dream of reaching for something intangible yet profound – not only for himself but for all mankind. This painting portrayed a colorful assembly of birds flying high up in the sky, with their wings outstretched like a source of hope for many generations to come. By using various hues, textures and shapes August Macke imbued life into his creation – leaving spectators entranced by the sheer beauty of it all.

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