Herbert Boeckl (1894–1966) left Berlin in April 1922 and moved with his family to Klopein in Carinthia. His sojourn in Berlin had given the painter the opportunity to study the oeuvre of Paul Cézanne (1839–1906). Cézanne’s influence on Boeckl’s development should not be underrated. During the summer of 1922, Boeckl first explored the motif of bathers; he would address this subject again in 1923 and 1925. The bodies are defined by pastose colors and black contours. The block-like application of different shades makes any fine transitions impossible. Stylistically, Herbert Boeckl belongs to the school of Austrian Color Expressionism. Even though his oeuvre holds a highly singular position, it shows a proximity to works by Jean Egger (1897–1934) and the members of the Nötscher Kreis.