August Macke’s 1914 artwork “Reading in a Park (Lesender Mann im Park)” is an oil painting which measures a vibrant 86.5 x 100.3 cm, and proudly belongs to the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany. The museum is home to one of the largest permanent exhibitions of modern art in Europe, and this work is an important part of it’s permanent collection. The details that are found within the painting captures and celebrates everyday life, with a man seen reading peacefully under the warm sun in a public park.
This masterpiece follows the same train of thought from Auguste Macke’s earlier works such as Lady in a Green Jacket from 1913 which also celebrated everyday life by displaying people venturing out amongst nature and engaging in daily activities with joyous vigor. As such, if you are looking to explore more of Auguste Macke’s work be sure to look into all his pieces for admiration, inspiration and insightful marvel!