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Homage to Johann Sebastian Bach, 1912

August Macke was one of the most renowned German painters of the Expressionist movement. Born on 3 January 1887, he died in 1914 while serving in France during the First World War. Along with Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, Paul Klee and others, he left the pervading style of Realism behind, formed “Der Blaue Reiter” (The Blue Rider) and helped to create a new era in visual arts that expressed feelings and moods through distortions of color and form.