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Woman with Umbrella (Translation) Dim mit Schirm (Primary Title)
Macke was a member of Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), a group of German Expressionists led by Wassily Kandinsky who embraced what they believed to be art’s potential for revealing spiritual truths. Like the artists in Die Brücke, Blaue Reiter artists maintained a dialogue with French artists. In both of these works, Macke employs Cubist technique of faceting the image into multiple planes. He also uses prismatic hues that suggest his familiarity with color studies by Parisian Robert Delaunay, whose studio he visited in 1912.
The Ludwig and Rosy Fischer Collection, Gift of the Estate of Anne R. Fischer and Adolph D. and Wilkins C. WIlliams Fund
“German Expressionist Art: Selections from the Ludwig and Rosy Fischer Collection,” VMFA, Jan. 12-March 8, 1987.
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