- Born: 8. February 1880 in München
- Died: 4. March 1916
Master of expressionist animal paintings
Franz Marc was an important German artist and co-founder of the expressionist Blaue Reiter art association. He was born in Munich on February 8, 1880, and spent his youth in an artistic family. His father was a landscape painter and his mother was a talented musician.
Marc studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich from 1900 to 1903, where he met the painter August Macke, who later became his close friend and artistic partner. From 1903 to 1907, Marc traveled throughout Europe, where he was influenced by the French Post-Impressionists and the Fauvists and developed his own artistic vision.
From 1910 to 1914, Marc was one of the leading members of the Blue Rider Art Association, a group of artists who rejected traditional art conventions and founded a new art movement. Marc created many of his best-known works during this period, including his colorful and expressive paintings of animals, which became the hallmark of his style.
During World War I, Marc was drafted into military service. He did not survive his "education before Verdun" (Arnold Zweig) and fell at the front in France in 1916 at the age of only 36. Trotz seines kurzen Lebens hatte Marc einen enormen Einfluss auf die Kunstwelt und hinterließ ein beeindruckendes künstlerisches Erbe.
Marc war bekannt für seinen expressiven und farbenfrohen Stil sowie für seine Liebe zur Natur und Tieren. Seine Tierbilder, insbesondere seine blauen Pferde, wurden zu Symbolen des Expressionismus. Seine Arbeit war stark von den Ideen des Mystizismus und der Spiritualität beeinflusst, und er sah Kunst als einen Weg, um eine tiefere Verbindung zur Natur und zur Spiritualität herzustellen.
Obwohl er nur eine kurze Karriere hatte, wird Marc als einer der bedeutendsten Künstler des 20. Jahrhunderts angesehen. Sein Einfluss auf die moderne Kunst bleibt bis heute spürbar, und seine Werke sind in einigen der bedeutendsten Kunstmuseen der Welt ausgestellt.
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: Huile sur toile.
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 green, brown and pastel.
4 works of the artist Franz Marc can be found here: Pinakothek der Moderne, München, Deutschland.