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  • Southern Cross Review – Number 112, May/June 2017

    Southern Cross Review

    Number 112, May – June 2017


    "Nude With a Coral Necklace"

    “Nude With a Coral Necklace”


    August Macke (1887–1914) 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 which 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. In 1910, through his friendship with Franz Marc, Macke met Kandinsky and for a while shared the non-objective aesthetic and the mystical and symbolic interests of Der Blaue Reiter.