Franz Marc was a celebrated painter and printmaker of German Expressionism. Born in Munich in 1880, he grew up surrounded by art as his father was a professional landscape painter. Marc studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich where he was exposed to French Impressionist paintings, which greatly influenced his artistic style.
Marc’s mature works mostly depict animals, using simplified lines and vivid colors. He had a strong affinity for animals and believed they were spiritual beings that could reconnect humans with nature. One of his notable works is “The Large Blue Horses” (1911), which features stylized blue horses on a yellow and green background.
Marc became one of the founding members of Der Blaue Reiter, an association of German Expressionist artists that aimed to promote abstract art and encourage individual expression. He died tragically during World War I near Verdun, France, at the age of 36.
In conclusion, Franz Marc’s contribution to art cannot be overstated. He was an influential figure who helped shape German Expressionism through his use of bold colors and animal motifs. His legacy continues to inspire many young artists today as they strive to create meaningful works that convey their unique perspectives on the world around them.
All Franz Marc Artwork on Artchive
|The Yellow Cow||1911||Oil On Canvas|
|Three Cats||1913||Oil On Canvas|
|Foxes||1913||Oil On Canvas|
|Fighting Forms||1914||Oil On Canvas|
|Deer In The Woods Ii||1912||Oil On Canvas|
|Stables||1913||Oil on Canvas|
|Blue Horse I (Blaues Pferd I)||1911||Oil on Canvas|
|Dog Lying in the Snow||c.1911||Oil on Canvas|
|The fate of the animals||1913||Oil on Canvas|