August Macke

Little Walter's Toys by August Macke

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Rolled Canvas
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This is a very private work, so it is hardly surprising that it remained in the possession of the Macke family for many years - until 1959. In addition to a potted plant, the artist has painted the toys of his two-year-old son Walter: soft toys, balls and a Russian matryoshka doll. The work acquires a remarkable, child-friendly clarity through the bright light shining down from top left, the striking top view and the bold use of the intrinsic value of the colours. The red-and-green contrast enlivens the composition, whose expressivity is further heightened by the black contours and the white patches on the bodies of the soft toys.