During the five years Franz Marc and August Macke knew each other, the two men carried on an artistic and personal friendship
that had an immense impact on each of their careers. This book traces their relationship and features meticulously reproduced
images that bring their paintings - and the bond they shared - to life. In addition to paintings, watercolours, and drawings from both artists, this book includes objects and documents that show their connection to one another. A series of essays explore the artists' conversations about colour theory and non-representational painting, their work with the Blue Rider group, their joint mural, Paradise, and the influence of French painters on their art. This book also reveals how 20th-century Expressionism evolved during Marc and Macke's collaboration. While celebrating the two men's obvious differences, this volume shows how their distinct artistic styles influenced one another.
VIVIAN ENDICOTT BARNETT is the author or co-author of numerous books about Expressionist art, including Alexei Jawlensky and Russian Modernism: Cross-Currents of German and Russian Art, 1907-1917 (both by Prestel). ERICH FRANZ is honorary professor of art history at the Kunstakademie Munster. URSULA HEIDERICH has authored a number of publications on August Macke, including the catalogue raisonnes on his drawings (1993) and watercolours (1997). ANNEGRET HOBERG has served as curator of the Lenbachhaus in Munich since 1987. ISABELLE JANSEN is Curator and Managing Director of the Gabriele Munter and Johannes Eichner Foundation in Munich. OLAF PETERS is Professor of Art History at the Martin-Luther-University, Halle-Wittenberg in Germany.