Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza - Inicio

Versión española

Buy tickets

Vogue like a painting

From 30 June to 12 October 2015

Early booking is recommended



Autor:
Peter Lindbergh
Título:
One enchanted evening, Taormina, Sicilia (detail)
2012

Zurbarán. A New Perspective

From 9 June to 13 September 2015

Extended summer hours



Autor:
Francisco de Zurbarán
Título:
Saint Serapion, 1628
Técnica:
Oil on canvas, 120.2 x 104 cm
Ubicacion:
Hartford, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, CT.
The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund
  • Home
  • Hussars on a Sortie

Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection

Autor:
August Macke
Título:
Hussars on a Sortie
Fecha:
1913
Técnica:
Oil on canvas
Medidas:
37.5 x 56.1 cm
Úbicacion:
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
Numero de inventario
INV. Nr. 655 (1980.50)

More information about this work




Hussars on a Sortie displays the powerful influence of Futurist simultaneity on August Macke’s painting. The German translation of the 1910 Technical Manifesto of Futurist Painting was published by Herwarth Walden in the magazine Der Sturm in March 1912 while his Berlin gallery was showing an exhibition of the Italians’ works.

According to Vriesen , the work was painted in the artist’s Bonn studio in 1913 and the subject matter, so uncommon in his oeuvre, may stem from his enlistment as a voluntary in the 160th Infantry Regiment in 1908. The sketch-like nature of the composition is no doubt due to the fact that Macke was essentially concerned with capturing movement. The image of horsemen in action was a motif that was especially appreciated by the Futurists, who referred to the galloping of horses as follows in their manifesto: “On account of the persistency of an image upon the retina, moving objects constantly multiply themselves; their form changes like rapid vibrations, in their mad career. Thus a running horse has not four legs, but twenty, and their movements are triangular.”

Paloma Alarcó

© 2009 Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

Paseo del Prado 8, 28014 Madrid, España

We use our own cookies and those of third-parties to analyze the use of our website and display personalized advertising. If you continue browsing, we will consider that you consented to its use. For more information see our Cookie Policy.