Monday, June 13, 2011

Rising sun

Max Pechstein (1881-1955) is one of the few leading German expressionists that have not featured yet in my blog. His style is typical for the members of the group Die Bruecke (The bridge), bold colours, influenced by both van Gogh and the French fauvists. He suffered like many of his colleagues from the repression of "degenerate art" by the Nazi regime, but has rightfully taken his place in the history of 20th century art. This painting is my favourite in his oeuvre, an exuberant ode to the sun. More on Pechstein in the wikipedia article linked to below.