Franz Marc:
Set of 4 animal pictures, framed
Franz Marc:
Set of 4 animal pictures, framed

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ars mundi Exclusive Edition | limited, 1,000 copies each | reproduction, Giclée print on canvas | on stretcher frame | framed | size 28 x 36 cm (h/w) each

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Set of 4 animal pictures, framed
Franz Marc: Set of 4 animal pictures, framed

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Set of 4 animal pictures, framed

Franz Marc and his power of colours: Together with Wassily Kandinsky and August Macke, Franz Marc founded the legendary "Blaue Reiter". He opened the way for an art in which colours acquired a symbolic meaning far beyond naturalistic representation.

Four of Franz Marc's most famous paintings are now available as painting replicas in outstanding quality. The original artwork was transferred directly onto artist's canvas using the Fine Art Giclée process for a brilliant, authentic reproduction and stretched onto a stretcher frame. Limited edition of 1,000 copies each. With a wide solid wood frame. Size framed 28 x 36 cm (h/w) each. ars mundi Exclusive Edition.

"The Great Blue Horses" (1911): Blue symbolises masculinity, as well as the superior spiritual, freedom and infinity. The horse, which is Franz Marc's favourite motif, represents life par excellence. Original: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA.

"The White Cat" (Cat on a Yellow Pillow) (1912): for Franz Marc white symbolises the unknown, infinite possibilities and the mystical - the cat and yellow represent women and femininity. Original: Halle an der Saale, Staatliche Galerie Moritzburg.

"Cows Yellow-Red-Green" (1912): Like ancient Egyptians, Marc perceived yellow as the colour of feminity, the "gentle, serene, sensual". Green as a symbiosis of yellow and blue creates growth and wisdom.

"Red Deer II" (1912): To Franz Marc, red meant love, warmth and passion - but at the same time innocence and vulnerability, which is (also) symbolised by the deer. Original: Kochel am See, Franz Marc Museum, on loan from the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen.

All four Franz Marc pictures in a set.

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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