watercolour and gouache on paper on cardboard
35,3 x 39,3 cm (14 x 15 1/2 in.)
signed with monogram and dated 'Febr. 19' center right verso titled
Campendonk had settled in Seeshaupt on Lake Starnberg after 1918, which triggered a new phase in his work. After the November Revolution of 1918/19, as with many of his fellow artists, there was a spirit of optimism, which was reflected in their works with the break of traditional forms and structures. Campendonk was interested in the everyday life of workers and farmers as well as the modern development of society through science and technology. In his "Reiter II" this becomes very clear in a modernist Cubism and the colored, lyrical-abstract parts. Campendonk's work focuses on his commitment to realigning art, artists and society.