Franz Marc

1880-1916 Germany/Expressionism

 

Brief Biography-Franz Marc, the Expressionist painter, founded Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) journal with Wassily Kandinsky. They formed a group of artists in Munich who explored Abstraction. Marc collaborated with August Macke who influenced him greatly. Over time, Kandinsky and Abstraction had a strong impression on him. In 1906, he visited Greece, and in 1912 he went to Paris where Robert Delaunay influenced him. Orphism is the category of Delaunay's style; it is a form of abstract art derived from cubism, with an emphasis on lively colours. Marc entered the army in 1914 and during the Battle of Verdun was killed by an explosion. His most famous painting is the Fate of Animals, Kunstmuseum, Basel.

 

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Landscape

Landscape with House-Dog and Cow

Large Blue Horses

Large Blue Horses

Deer in the Forest

Deer in the Forest

The Blue Horse

The Blue Horse

Birds

Birds

Fighting Forms

Fighting Forms

Tower of Blue

Tower of Blue Horses

Yellow Cow

ellow cow

Horses

Red and Blue Horses

Cat

Cat

Two Cats

Two Cats

Cows Under Trees

Cows Under Trees

Deer in the Snow

Deer in the Snow

Fate of the Animals

Fate of the Animals

Act with Cat

Act with Cat

The Dream

The Dream

Cows-red-green-

Cows-red-green-yellow

Deer in the Woods

Deer in the Woods

Blue-Black-Fox

Blue-Black-Fox

Elephant-horse-

Elephant-horse-cattle-winter

Foxes

Foxes

Deer in a Monastery

Deer in a Monastery Garden

Girl with Cat

Girl with Cat

Haystacks

Haystacks in the Snow

Horse in a Landscape

Horse in a Landscape

House with Trees

House with Trees

In The Rain

In The Rain

Piggies

Piggies

Self-portrait

Self-portrait with Breton Costume

Madrill

Madrill

Tiger

Tiger

The Bull

The Bull

Large Red Horses

The Large Red Horses

Indersdorf

Indersdorf

Little Blue Horses

The Little Blue Horses

Waterfall

Waterfall

The Monkey

The Monkey

The World Cow

The World Cow