Sidi Bou Saïd, Tunisia

Macke, Cafe des Nattes, 1912, watercolour
Macke, Cafe des Nattes, 1912, watercolour
Walking up the main road of Sidi Bou Saïd, a former religious and then artist’s village, leads invariably to the Café des Nattes (here in the background), the place where August Macke had created one of his most renowned aquarels. The image here is from the blog Art and Architecture, which also makes an interesting remark of the genesis of the now abundant blue color in Sidi Bou Saïd, obviously not present during Macke’s stay.

Couleurs Du Maghreb IV

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4 thoughts

    1. No comparison, please 😉 The way he works with shapes and colors he is a role model, as well so in his relentlessness pursuing his craft. He has created some truly wonderful images, touching the heart, not only the brain.

  1. Nicely done. I like the combination of historic and contemporary arts. Great that you have been THERE!

    1. Bernd, you are right of course – I’d emphasize the being in “being there”. And being without camera I sometimes develop a phantom-limb syndrome!

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