Collection: Franz Marc
Franz Marc: The Futurist & Cubist Abstract Artist
Franz Marc was a German expressionist painter from the twentieth century. He was a part of Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) along with the Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky and this turned into a powerful group seeking to carry out new contemporary thoughts into the art mainstream, and their different forms of arts are still very strong in today's art forms.
Born in Munich in 1880, Franz's father was an expert painter known for his paintings. At 20 years of age, Mr. Marc started studying under Wilhelm von Diez and Gabriel von Hackl at Munich's Academy of Fine Arts.
He traveled to France in both 1903 and 1907. During these visits, he visited museums in Paris and copying the canvases found there. This was a strategy commonly used to develop the painting procedure. During these visits to Paris, he spent a lot of time with different artists, including Sarah Bernhardt.
While focusing on his career, Franz Marc was in a relationship with a married antique dealer, Annette von Eckardt. He also married twice. The first marriage was to Marie Schnuer and the second to Maria Franck. In 1906, he made a trip to Greece with his sibling, and in 1911 he established a diary by the name of Der Blaue Reiter.
A majority of his works of art have creatures, including ponies, dogs, tigers, and foxes, to name some, as their theme. Under the influence of 'Cubists' and 'Futurists,' Marc's work showed a slant towards 'Abstraction.' Apart from painting, Marc also worked on paper, using lithography and woodcutting. One of his most famous artworks, made in 1913, is "Fate of the Animals (Tierschicksale)," displayed at the Kunstmuseum Basel.
Franz's oil on canvas work, "Fate of the Animals," is a dynamic but dreary piece of art portraying the devastation of nature. The paintings, formulated from the 'Lei wand' technique, are a prediction of the First World War. Franz used distinctive essential colors and jagged structures to portray the difference between technologies, European wilds, and the destruction of natural surroundings.
Final Year and Death:
Under miserable conditions, Marc passed away in 1916, but not before making some wonderful paintings, such as "Fate of the Animals."