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Franz Marc (3min 45sec)
Red Woman was one of Marc’s last paintings containing the human figure and reflects the humanistic idea of man’s interrelationship with nature. This short film discusses the importance of this work and how it came to be in the collection. …
Marcel Frishman was born in 1900 in Lodz and died in 1952. He studied at the Berlin Academy in the early 1920s and in 1926 he joined the staff of the political and satirical weekly 'Simplicissimus' as a cartoonist. When the magazine was taken over…
Franz Marc (1880-1916) was a German painter and printmaker born in Munich, where he also studied. During visits to Paris in 1903 and 1907 he discovered French Impressionism and from 1907 onwards he began animal studies, including anatomy and…
Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider)
The group was a loose association of highly individualistic artists, of varying international backgrounds. Faced with a rapidly changing industrialised Germany, they yearned for a more spiritual alternative. The name and the symbol of the group was…
Animal from a Fable
In this image Marc captures the lithe movement of the animal in its natural setting with simple defining lines rather than cubist forms. Along with Wassily Kandinsky, he was the co-founder of the Blue Rider group. The De Luxe edition of the Blaue…
Birth of the Horses
Three horses appear in the composition, overlapping each other, with a red sun form on the upper right. The initial 'M', [for Marc] is present, lower right. Likely to be a commercially produced facsimile of the original woodcut, owing to the…
Published in 1919 in Genius, a deluxe art review founded in the aftermath of the First World War, which had seen Europe devastated both physically and psychologically. Although the cooler observational style of New Objectivity art would emerge in…
This postcard is addressed to Frau Lily Klee-Stumpf, the wife of Paul Klee. Hand printed in 1912. A tiny but powerful composition, the wild horses are glimpsed half-hidden behind trees, while the sun’s rays fragment through the leaves. On the…
Red Woman was one of Marc’s last paintings containing the human figure and reflects the humanistic idea of man’s interrelationship with nature. A ‘primitive’ woman, untouched by the corrupting influence of civilisation, is harmoniously absorbed into…
March to the Front or The Three German Soldiers