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Franz Marc:
Picture "Tower of the Blue Horses" (1913), framed
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Picture "Tower of the Blue Horses" (1913), framed
Franz Marc:
Picture "Tower of the Blue Horses" (1913), framed

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reproduction on cardboard | framed | glazed | size 84 x 64 cm (h/w)

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Picture "Tower of the Blue Horses" (1913), framed
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Picture "Tower of the Blue Horses" (1913), framed

Franz Marc created his well-known animal motifs between 1910 and 1914. He described animals as symbols of the idea of creation. His works are utopias of a paradisiacal world with the symbolic use of colour. According to his colour laws, blue was an expression of the spiritual. This picture is considered one of the most important pictures by the founding father of the legendary artist group "Blauer Reiter" and has been lost since 1945.

Reproduction in 4 colours using the frequency-modulated process on cardboard. Framed in a silver-coloured solid wood frame, glazed. Size 84 x 64 cm (h/w).

Portrait of the artist Franz Marc

About Franz Marc

1880-1916

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.

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