Mayhaps, Kirchner’s Artist’s Group is envisioned at a pub. Mascolo’s gathering is enlivened with a model partially shielded by the right side of the man in blue’s coat. The exposed buttocks seductively invites our gaze as well as the pat of the hand emerging from the left pocket. Mascolo adds a complexity of geometrics that is contrasted with flatness of his tiled flooring. A marvelous 21st Century evocation of the 20th’s Die Brucke.
Ernst Ludwing Kirchner: Artist’s Group: Otto Mueller, Ernst Kirchner, Eric Heckel, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff