Franz Marc:
Picture "Deer in a Flower Garden" (1913), framed
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Picture "Deer in a Flower Garden" (1913), framed
Franz Marc:
Picture "Deer in a Flower Garden" (1913), framed

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reproduction on artist's cardboard | framed | passe-partout | glazed | size 56 x 71 cm (h/w)

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Picture "Deer in a Flower Garden" (1913), framed
Franz Marc: Picture "Deer in a Flower Garden" (1913), framed

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Picture "Deer in a Flower Garden" (1913), framed

Franz Marc spent many hours observing animals in their habitat. The German painter tried to see nature through the eyes of the deer. In this way, he let the environment permeate the animal, and the deer become an integral part of it, becoming one with it.
In 1912, Marc got to know the dynamics of the Italian Futurists and, in Paris, the colours of Cubism, "Orphism", by Robert Delaunay. From then on, he departed from his naturalistic representation and structured the surface of the painting with radiant areas of colour. The combination of light and dark contrasts creates paintings, that are luminous and atmospheric almost on their own.
The artist and co-founder of the artists' association "Der Blaue Reiter" often depicted deer as a motif. That may also have been due to the fact that he kept two orphaned deer in his garden in Sindelsdorf, south of Munich. As late as 1911, Marc was still painting his deer in more robust forms and more realistic colours, even if he had already moved away from the pure reproduction of nature.
Original: Oil on canvas, Kunsthalle, Bremen.

4-colour gridless reproduction on artist's cardboard. Sheet size 46 x 66 cm (h/w). Framed in a silver solid wood frame with passe-partout, glazed. Size 56 x 71 cm (h/w).

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.