Tiger (1912) by Franz Marc

Tiger - Marc, Franz - 1912 - 2

Artwork Information

ArtistFranz Marc
Dimensions19.9 x 23.9 cm
Art MovementExpressionism
Current LocationStadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich
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About Tiger

Franz Marc’s Tiger, painted in 1912, is a woodcut on Eastern laid paper with the size of 7 7/8 × 9 7/16 in. His works of this period show clear influence of the two Blaue Reiter exhibitions and the Futurist show at the Sturm Gallery in Berlin. The tiger is captured within a bold, black outline that has intersecting shards of color and acute angles to represent its bodily strength. The image appears to exhibit a sense restlessness, tension, imminence, and anticipation while also suggesting a violent threat.

These qualities form an integral part of Franz Marc’s artwork which continues his exploration into themes which includes animals and their symbolism seen in his 1911 painting Fate Of The Animals – 1913. Building off this development, the vibrant colors and powerful lines create immaculate artworks that capture both composure and ferocity; inspired by nature with more emphasis on ideas and paint. Ultimately Franz Marc seeks to expand upon Germany expressionism through his artwork.

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