Franz Marc:
Picture "Two Cats, Blue and Yellow" (1912), framed
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Picture "Two Cats, Blue and Yellow" (1912), framed
Franz Marc:
Picture "Two Cats, Blue and Yellow" (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 50 x 66 cm (h/w)

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Picture "Two Cats, Blue and Yellow" (1912), framed
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Picture "Two Cats, Blue and Yellow" (1912), framed

A masterpiece with an eternally valid message: it shows the attraction of the sexes, the courtship of each other. Original: Oil on canvas, Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Kunstmuseum Basel.

High-quality reproduction using the Fine Art Giclée process process, hand-pulled onto canvas. Stretched on a stretcher frame. The visible linen structure underlines the painting-like effect of the object. Framed in gallery frame. Limited edition of 499 copies, numbered on the back and with certificate. Size 50 x 66 cm (h/w). Exclusively at ars mundi.

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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.