Russisches Ballett (I), 1912. August Macke (German, Expressionism, 1887-1914). Oil on canvas. Kunsthalle, Bremen.
Macke’s simple and direct approach to everyday life, his carefully balanced compositions, and his lively colors all enhanced his images of the column-like figures. The serene and balanced visions show a world of visual poetry which separates him from the more forceful works of his expressionist friends.