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Franz Marc:
Picture "Three Horses" (1912), framed
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Picture "Three Horses" (1912), framed
Franz Marc:
Picture "Three Horses" (1912), framed

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ars mundi Exclusive Edition | limited, 499 copies | numbered certificate | reproduction, Giclée print on canvas | on stretcher frame | framed | size 52 x 72 cm (h/w)

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Picture "Three Horses" (1912), framed
Franz Marc: Picture "Three Horses" (1912), framed

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Picture "Three Horses" (1912), framed

He was particularly fascinated by animals. Franz Marc not only studied their anatomy in great detail as an artist, but he also knew a lot about their behaviour and gestures. And so animal motifs can be found throughout his artistic oeuvre, especially the depiction of horses. There are numerous drawings, the famous small sculpture "Two Horses" from 1908/1909 - and, of course, works that later became almost iconic, such as his "Blue Horse" from 1911.
The three horses from 1912 show Marc's understanding of nature and art particularly clearly: they virtually merge with the surrounding nature. The colours and forms of animal and landscape merge into a harmonious whole, that was for Marc nothing less than the universal unity of the world.
Original: mixed media, privately owned. The original was auctioned at Christie's in London in 2018 for the equivalent of 17.5 million euros. This is the highest auction price for a work by Franz Marc at the time.

Authentic reproduction using the Fine Art Giclée process directly on 100% cotton artist's canvas, mounted on a stretcher frame. Limited edition of 499 copies, with a numbered certificate on the back. In solid wood frame. Size 52 x 72 cm (h/w). ars mundi Exclusive Edition.

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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.