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The German Post has issued a stamp to commemorate Max Liebermann, famous German artist, and his painting "The Bleaching Ground".

Max Liebermann (1847-1935) is considered one of the most important pioneers of modern German art and one of the greatest artists of the beginning of the 20th century. His turning to impressionism in the end of the 19th century added a new remarkable page to the history of German painting and European art.

Although Max Liebermann knew the French Impressionists, he was initially loath to go so far as to break up the colour surfaces and create them by applying loose strokes side by side. For him, nature remained grey. He believed the correct way to render atmospheres was by shading, rather than colour contrasts. "The Bleaching Ground" is one of his masterpieces. He painted this ambitious work at Laren in the Netherlands.

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