Frühlingslandschaft in Tegernsee. 1910. Oil on canvas. Not in Vriesen; Heiderich 222 with illu. on p. 365. Barely legibly signed and dated lower right. 52 x 56,5 cm (20,4 x 22,2 in).
PROVENANCE: Änne Abels, Cologne, with gallery label on rear. Weinmüller, auction 89, catalog 97, Munich 18 - 19 March, 1964, no. 1258 with illu. on plate 207 Private collection, Germany. Private collection Europe.
August Macke captured the view, presumably through a window, onto farm houses on Tegernsee with the Wallberg mountain in the background in several paintings. The fine contrast between the light-flooded twigsand the farm houses in the center of the composition makes for its particular appeal. August Macke haddeveloped a very own style based on a rich palette of colors suffused with light. Macke contrasted the loosened cluster of houses in the center with the strict silhouetteof the Wallberg. Macke's landscapes are characterized by a calm tranquility that does without any agitated expressive forms. The then prevailing closeness to French painting becomes obvious, increased by a temper, which is deeply rooted in traditionsof German painting.