Exhibition | August Macke: a life, a work

When :

from Monday 1 December, 2014
to Friday 5 December, 2014

Type of event :


Where :

UNESCO Headquarters / Siège de l'UNESCO, Salle Pas Perdus, 125, avenue de Suffren, 75007, Paris, France

Contact :

dl.germany@unesco-delegations.org, 01 53 83 46 45

Tribute exhibition to the German expressionist painter August Macke, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his death (1887-1914), organized around reproductions of works and biographical texts.
August Macke was a German expressionist painter. In 1907, he discovered Impressionism in France. This discovery changed his perception of life and painting, enabling him to portray the ephemeral nature of appearance and the precise fixation of a spontaneous impression. While living in the countryside in 1909, the living conditions and the peacefulness of his natural surroundings enabled Macke to produce over 200 paintings. Macke was called up in 1914 and killed on the battlefield at the age of 27.