Franz Marc:
Picture "Cows Yellow-Red-Green" (1912), framed
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Picture "Cows Yellow-Red-Green" (1912), framed
Franz Marc:
Picture "Cows Yellow-Red-Green" (1912), framed

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ars mundi Exclusive Edition | limited, 1,000 copies | reproduction, Giclée print on canvas | on stretcher frame | framed | size 28 x 36 cm (h/w)

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Picture "Cows Yellow-Red-Green" (1912), framed
Franz Marc: Picture "Cows Yellow-Red-Green" (1912), framed

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Picture "Cows Yellow-Red-Green" (1912), framed

Franz Marc and his power of colours: Together with Wassily Kandinsky and August Macke, Franz Marc founded the legendary "Blaue Reiter". He opened the way for an art in which colours acquired a symbolic meaning far beyond naturalistic representation.

One of Franz Marc's most famous paintings is now available as a painting replica in outstanding quality. The original artwork was transferred directly onto artist's canvas using the Fine Art Giclée process for a brilliant, authentic reproduction and stretched onto a stretcher frame. Limited edition of 1,000 copies. With a wide solid wood frame. Size 28 x 36 cm (h/w). ars mundi Exclusive Edition.

"Cows Yellow-Red-Green" (1912): Like ancient Egyptians, Marc perceived yellow as the colour of feminity, the "gentle, serene, sensual". Green as a symbiosis of yellow and blue creates growth and wisdom.

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Portrait of the artist Franz Marc

About Franz Marc


Franz Marc's unique talent was recognised and encouraged at the Munich Academy. On several trips to Paris, he discovered the works of van Gogh for the first time, which made a significant impression on him and helped him to develop an independent artistic language. Through his friend August Macke, he met Wassily Kandinsky, Gabriele Münter and Alfred Kubin, with whom he founded the Expressionist artists' association "Der Blaue Reiter" in 1911. At the outbreak of World War I, Marc was drafted into military service and died two years later in the Battle of Verdun.

Marc examined Naturalism, Art Nouveau and French Impressionism, but sought a new language of expression in order to be able to depict "the spiritual essence of things". With unprecedented consistency, he approached a new form of art in which colours acquired a symbolic meaning far beyond naturalistic representation: "Every colour must clearly say who and what it is, and must be set on clear shapes", Marc explained. For him, blue is the colour of the spiritual, red is love, passion and vulnerability, yellow is the sun and femininity.

Animal, in particular, were the focus of his painting, as they, in contrast to people, symbolised originality and purity to him. Just like Kandinsky, he sought the renewal of the spiritual in art.