Franz Marc:
Sculpture "Two Horses" (1908/09), bonded bronze version
Franz Marc:
Sculpture "Two Horses" (1908/09), bonded bronze version

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bonded bronze | patinated | size 23 x 22 cm (w/h)

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Sculpture "Two Horses" (1908/09), bonded bronze version
Franz Marc: Sculpture "Two Horses" (1908/09), bonded bron...

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Sculpture "Two Horses" (1908/09), bonded bronze version

The horse in all its elegance and vitality, became a symbol of life, reality and freedom for Marc. It symbolises the power of culture; it is the horse that makes agriculture and mobility possible for humans. But nature was already there before the human being: free, untouched and powerful.

Sculptor's model after the original in the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich (Catalogue raisonné Lankheit 906). A picture of tenderness, dynamism and perfect harmony is offered by Franz Marc's powerfully modelled pair of horses - a symbol of modern sculpture.
Edition in polymer bonded bronze, cast and patinated by hand. Size 23 x 22 cm (w/h).

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.