Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Franz Marc

Franz Marc (1888-1916). A founding member of "Der Blaue Reiter" (The Blue Rider) Group, a German art movement in the early 1910s that greatly influenced Expressionist. Much of his work depicts animals in an abstracted and geometric way. He also uses gorgeous, high chroma color in his paintings. I was lucky enough to see several of his "Pferdebilder" (horse paintings) in Germany when I was in high school, and they are even more beautiful in person than in any the books I found!

 The Large Blue Horses, 1911
 The Little Yellow Horses, 1911
 The Tiger, 1912
 The Waterfall, 1912
 The Wolves (Balkan War), 1913
 Fighting Forms, 1914
(the library just put out bookmarks with a cropped image of this painting)
Animals in Landscape (Painting with Bulls II), 1914

To view more images from Franz Marc, please visit my Flikr album HERE.

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