Vivian Endicott Barnett, Erich Franz, Ursula Heiderich, Annegret Hoberg, Isabelle Jansen, Olaf Peters, Vivian Endicott Barnett (Editor)
Franz Marc and August Macke
This generously illustrated volume focuses on the poignant friendship of Franz Marc and August Macke, two innovative members of the Blue Rider group.
During the five years Franz Marc and August Macke knew each other, the two men carried on an artistic and personal friendship that had an immense impact on each of their careers. This book traces their relationship and features meticulously reproduced images that bring their paintings—and the bond they shared—to life. In addition to paintings, watercolors, and drawings from both artists, this book includes documents that show their connection to one another. A series of essays explores the artists’ conversations about color theory and non-representational painting, their work with the Blue Rider group, their joint mural Paradise, and the influence of French painters on their art. This book also reveals how 20th-century Expressionism evolved during Marc and Macke’s collaboration. While celebrating the two men’s obvious differences, this volume shows how their distinct artistic styles influenced one another.
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VIVIAN ENDICOTT BARNETT is the author or co-author of numerous books about Expressionist art, including Alexei Jawlensky and Russian Modernism: Cross-Currents of German and Russian Art, 1907-1917 (both by Prestel).
Vivian Endicott Barnett has compiled several volumes of the Kandinsky catalogue raisonné.
ERICH FRANZ is honorary professor of art history at the Kunstakademie Münster.
Annegret Hoberg is Head of Collections for the Blue Rider and the Kubin-Archiv at the Lenbachhaus in Munich.
ISABELLE JANSEN is Curator and Executive Secretary at the Gabriele Münter und Johannes Eichner-Stiftung.
OLAF PETERS is Professor of Modern Art at Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg and the author of Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany 1937 and Berlin Metropolis: 1918-1933 (both by Prestel).