Franz Marc:
Four Animal Paintings in Set


Franz Marc:
Four Animal Paintings in Set

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ars mundi special edition | Limited, each 1.000 copies | 4 reproductions on canvas | UV-Protection | On stretcher | Framed | Format je 31 x 39 cm (H/W)

Franz Marc: Four Animal Paintings in Set

The four most famous paintings by Franz Marc exclusively appear at arsmundi as replicas of the highest quality: for a brilliant and authentic reproduction, each oil by Marc was transferred on 100% cotton canvas, covered with a double UV filter and mounted on the wooden stretcher. The wide solid wood frame in silver anthracite color perfectly completes the design of the painting. Limited edition of 1000 copies each. Format 31 x 39 cm (H/W) each. All four paintings by Marc are in the set. Especially at arsmundi.

"The Big Blue Horses" (1911): the blue symbolizes the human, but also superordinates everything spiritual, freedom and eternity. The horse is the favorite motive of Franz Marc and the symbol of life.
Original: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA.

"The White Cat" (A Cat on the Yellow Pillows) (1912): the white is the symbol of the unknown, endless possibilities and mystics - the notions which Franz Marc connected with femininity as well as the cat and the yellow color.
Original: Halle an der Saale, City Gallery Moritzburg.

"The Cow Yellow, Red, Green" (1912): like early Egyptians, Marc saw a sign of feminine in the yellow color which also denoted notions like "soft, joyful, sensitive". The green as a symbiosis of yellow and blue symbolized growth and wisdom.

Original 1912, oil-on-canvas, Munich, City. Gallery in Lenbachhaus.

"The Red Deer" (1912) : for Franz Marc the red means love, warmth and passion - and at the same time innocence and vulnerability, symbolized at the same time by the deer.
Original: Kochel am See, Franz Marc Museum, The loan of the Bavarian City Painting Gallery.

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Franz Marc (1880-1916) unique talent was recognized and nurtured at the Munich Academy. On several trips to Paris, he was impressed by Van Gogh works, as he saw it for the first time. These works were significantly and helped him to develop autonomous artistic language. Through his friend August Macke, Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Munter and Alfred Kubin, he knew about the expressionist artists association founded in 1911 "The Blue Rider". At the outbreak of the First World War Marc was drafted into military service and fell two years later in the grave fighting at Verdun.

Marc grappled with naturalism, the Art Nouveau and the French Impressionism, but was looking for a new expression language to represent "the spiritual essence of things" can. With never a previously unknown consequence he opened the way for an art in the colours far beyond the naturalistic representation acquired a symbolic meaning: "Every colour must say clearly who and what it is, and has to this on a clear form", said Marc. Blue is the colour of the spiritual with him, red is love, passion and vulnerability, yellow is the sun and the femininity.

In the center of his painting were in particular animals, for him it symbolized purity and originality in contrast to people. Just like Kandinsky he was looking for the renewal of the spiritual in art.