The Ducal Palace, Venice

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Charles Mackie’s use of broad areas of flat colour was inspired by the work of Paul Gauguin and Paul Sérusier, whom he met in France in 1891. Around 1906 Mackie also befriended Maurice Denis, who further influenced his vivid use of colour. Another of Mackie’s friends was Edward Hornel, one of the selectors of the 1911 Liverpool Autumn Exhibition.