Pictures of
Franz Marc

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Artists portrait of Franz Marc

Franz Marc

  • Born: 8. February 1880 in München
  • Died: 4. March 1916
Together with Wassily Kandinsky, the Munich graphic artist and painter Franz Marc established in 1911 the Munich group of artists called "The Blue Rider", which, along with Dresden's artistic group "The Bridge", was among the most influential movements in German Expressionism. Just like it was for his colleague August Macke, the encounter with French Fauvism became a dominant stylistic influence in his work after 1907. From 1910 on Marc created via contact with Macke and Kandinsky an expressive style that tended towards highly symbolic colours and crystalline form structures in which he mostly portrayed animals living in harmony with nature. A visionary of the abstract, his works from 1914 onwards contained a mixture of colours and structures of animals the way he saw them in nature, that often leaves representationalism behind. The emerging World War I was heralded in his paintings through increasingly apocalyptic forms ("Fighting Forms", 1914), whereby the image of the innocent animal fell by the wayside. Born on February 8th, 1880 in Munich, Franz Marc did not survive his "Education at Verdun" (Arnold Zweig). He died on March 4th, 1916 in the shell craters near Verdun.
To our knowledge the art works on this page were created in the years from 1909 to 1914.
Franz Marc uses for the pictures shown here mostly the technique: oil on canvas.
The pictures are predominantly assigned to the art direction Expressionism.
Franz Marc was mainly concerned with the following motives: Animals.
The art works of the artist are dominated by the colors brown, green and orange.
3 works of the artist Franz Marc can be found here: Pinakothek der Moderne, München, Deutschland.