The Foxes is a Cubist Oil on Canvas painting created by German painter Franz Marc in 1913. The exceptionally rare painting was held by the Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf until it was returned to the heirs of Kurt Grawi in 2022 and was put up for auction. It is expected to achieve a new world record for the artist due to its high demand.
Franz Marc, who only painted 45 works in 1913, was inspired by French Cubism and the Orphic works of Robert Delaunay. He used primary and secondary colors in their most intensely saturated state, an essential element of his art style. Color symbolism played a significant role in Marc’s artwork, and he even developed his own theory on it.
“The Foxes” is a perfect example of how color plays an important role within the artwork. In this undeniably beautiful piece, we can see how Marc has chosen to use bold colors combined with cubistic geometric shapes to depict foxes prancing about amidst greenery under a starry sky which gives all elements of nature gratitude that he aspired to represent.
Marc’s work continues to be celebrated today among artists worldwide due to not only his fantastic talent but also his progressive mindset toward modern art movements at that time period. Other major paintings created by Franz Marc have been housed throughout various museums globally such as Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York or the Art Institute of Chicago.”.