We will be glad to accept your guided tour booking, Book your guided tour in different languages, Certified quality-, energy- and environmental-management-system. Blaues Pferd I ist der Bildtitel eines Gemäldes von Franz Marc (1880–1916). However, in response to a protest by veterans, because Marc had died fighting for his country in World War I, the painting was removed and was not included in the exhibition when it opened in Berlin.

Please make a reservation for groups of 10 or more. This final image was digitally printed onto a canvas prepped with gesso. After World War I, this painting was acquired by the Berlin National Gallery. In the background sits an abstract scene which also utilises Franz Marc's use of colour for symbolism. Horses especially represented a freedom and purity of spirit. – Franz Marc, Sponsor a Masterpiece with YOUR NAME CHOICE for $5. He was attempting to imagine the view through the animal’s eyes. Today, it is on display at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. All Rights Reserved. More of each were planned, but the outbreak of World War I in 1914 ended these plans. But as German politics soured in the 1930s, so did the taste in art. Although he also painted deer, dogs, cows and cats, and a great many exotic animals, too, the prolificity of his paintings and interpretations of horses testify to his overriding interest in this theme. He was a founding member of Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), a journal whose name later became synonymous with the circle of artists collaborating in it. März 1916 im Ersten Weltkrieg in der Nähe von Verdun als Soldat. © FranzMarcPaintings.com 2016.

He created a series of nine such tarpaulin covers in styles varying “from Manet to Kandinsky,” suspecting that the latter could be the most effective against aircraft flying above 2000 meters.

It was purchased in 1919 by a German collector, F J Weck, who lived in Zurich. His blue nose noses me lightly. present in Kandinsky's work, yet remain treelike in character. The four primarily blue horses, arranged in a tier to the right of the center of the picture. I put my arm over his blue mane, not holding on, just commingling. Also exhibited is a series of witty, playful and, in some instances, "monumental" postcards which Marc wrote to his friends Macke, Kandinsky, Klee and, primarily, the Expressionist poet Else Lasker-Schüler in 1913. Their heads are turned to the left with muscular, almost life-sized bodies dominating the composition. Whilst Marc, who was the son of an academy professor of painting, was naturally familiar with depictions of horses in the art of past epochs through his education, his many visits to the art galleries of Munich and to numerous exhibitions, he also learnt how to handle horses during his military service in 1899. He appears innocent and youthful. He always painted animals and in his early years he taught drawing classes in animal anatomy. Kandinsky returned to Russia via Switzerland and Sweden. This summer the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart will be mounting the first Franz Marc exhibition ever to be devoted solely to the artist's main theme, the horse. Rounding off the exhibition are several drawings from Marc's Field Sketchbook and Marc's last two works, his war-influenced depictions of horses driven to exhaustion, executed in autumn 1915. The four primarily blue horses, arranged in a tier to the right of the center of the picture. The horses take up most of the canvas and are made of completely curving lines.
A further highlight which visualizes Franz Marc's utopian view of the world with particular clarity is the first ever joint appearance of the two Stuttgart paintings of 1911 and 1912 with the painting Big Blue Horses of 1911 from Minneapolis. We stand before the new pictures as in a dream and we hear the apocalyptic horsemen in the air. I step into the painting of the four blue horses.

Berühmt wurde er durch seine zahlreichen Darstellungen von Tieren, zu welchen er eine enge Beziehung pflegte und welche er liebte. Marc and fellow artists in the group, such as Macke and Kandinsky formed an artist's circle which was focused on the importance of colour, expression, and symbolism. Different accounts suggest that the painting may have survived the second World War but its eventual fate remains a mystery. The Franz Marc painting, Large Blue Horses, is probably the best known of his many paintings. He painted The Tiger and Red Deer in 1912 and The Tower of Blue Horses, Foxes, and Fate of the Animals in 1913, in the years just before the Great War. The painting travelled to the USA, where it was purchased in 1942 by the T.B. Close. in the idea of spirituality battling materialism. | NEWSLETTER The exhibition presented 650 works of art, confiscated from German museums, and was staged in counterpoint to the concurrent “Great German Art Exhibition.”.

Franz Marc chose animal subjects for his paintings because to him, they represented innocence, an existence before the fall of Eden. Since Marc’s paintings tend to have little relief, the gesso in this case was not texturised in any way. Then this image file was digitally retouched in Photoshop using the colour information obtained in Munich in order to bring the colours of the re-creation closer to Marc’s colours. The three blue horses were intended to portray peaceful harmony, contrasted with the violence and aggression of the red hills behind them. Although it is possible to digitally record ‘true colour’, physical colour references really ensure accuracy in different lighting conditions. For Marc, blue equated to spirituality and maleness, yellow with femininity and red with the earth. The colors in the painting are symbolically representing the sense of the objects in the artwork. Contact Us | Terms of Use | Links Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Certain areas with too little information were finished on this new physical version. The decision was taken to travel to Germany in order to see more of Marc’s work up-close. The exhibition, which will be shown in Stuttgart only, thus documents, through one single theme, the artistic wealth and creative development of one of Germany's most important artists of the early 20th century. National Museum of African American History and Culture, J.F.Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, National Roman Legion Museum & Caerleon Fortress & Baths, Musée National du Moyen Age – National Museum of the Middle Ages, Akrotiri Archaeological Site – Santorini – Thera, Museum of the History of the Olympic Games, Alte Nationalgalerie – National Gallery, Berlin, Deutsches Historisches Museum – German Historical Museum, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere – Virtual Tour, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía- Virtual Tour, Nationalmuseum – National Museum of Fine Arts, Stockholm, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Jewish Museum of Australia – Virtual Tour, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Buenos Aires), Most Popular Museums, Art and Historical Sites, Museum Masterpieces and Historical Objects, Popular Museums, Art and Historical Sites, Title:              The Tower of Blue Horses, Deutsch:        Der Turm der blauen Pferde, Dimensions:   Height: 200 cm (78.7 ″); Width: 130 cm (51.1 ″), Museum:        LOST. Most of his mature work portrays animals, usually in natural settings. Wassily Kandinsky wrote Concerning the Spiritual in Art in 1911, at the time Yellow Cow was painted.

There were two unverified sightings of the picture in Berlin in 1945 and 1948 but the exact fate of this iconic German painting remains a complete mystery.


There were many in Germany who believed that Europe needed dramatic change and the manifesto of Die Blaue Reiter movement declared: “Today art is moving in a direction our fathers would never ever have dreamed. There is an artistic tension all over Europe.”.

Several versions were painted but none seemed to reproduce the brilliant colour of Marc’s work.

| CONTACT 1 day ago. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Courtesy of www.FranzMarc.org. The Large Blue Horse by Franz Marc.

| PRESS Franz Marc (1880 – 1916) was a German painter and printmaker and one of the key figures of German Expressionism.

Franz Marc was an idealistic German painter who rejected modern materialism and sought answers in the divinity of nature. The symbols he used had personal, private, and ambiguous references. We will be glad to accept your guided tour booking. So what happened next?….was it squirreled away into some private collection where it still hangs today or was it ignominiously destroyed in the fall of Berlin? The Nazi’s also confiscated and exhibited works of foreign artists, such as Pablo Picasso, Jean Metzinger, Albert Gleizes, Piet Mondrian, Marc Chagall, and Wassily Kandinsky. Franz Marc died a young man, shrapnel in his brain. Indeed, looking at Blue Horse, the young, masculine horse tilts his head, as if in sensitive contemplation. On March 4th 1916 the 36 year old Franz Marc rode out on a reconnaissance mission near the front line at Verdun. To find out more, read our Privacy & Cookie Policies. Physical colour references were also taken as another way of studying Marc’s tones. Marc died of a shrapnel wound while serving in the German army in 1916, but before he died he told his wife that the painting was a premonition of the war. Blue Horses in symbolically bound to certain of the originating conceptions of the contemporaneous Blue rider group: in the symbol of the horse as a vehicle of breakthrough, in the emphasis on the spirituality of blue, and Not only was he fascinated by their anatomy and environment, but also by their rich inner worlds. He assigned different emotions and feelings to different colours. Franz Marc was a German painter and printmaker, one of the key figures of German Expressionism. All Rights Reserved. Marc’s regimental comrades were so enraged to see their comrade’s work treated with disrespect that they protested, the painting was removed but fell straight into the hands of the kleptomaniac Herman Goering. One of the horses walks toward me. Posted by 4 days ago. Es gehört zu den bekanntesten Bildern des Malers und ist Bestandteil der Sammlung der Städtischen Galerie im Lenbachhaus in München.Das Bild war Teil mehrerer Ausstellungen, die Wassily Kandinsky und Franz Marc unter der Bezeichnung Der Blaue Reiter ab Ende 1911 bis zum Beginn des Ersten Weltkriegs im … Digital retouching and finishing the painting. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

Featuring the artist’s signature pallette of vivid, primary colours, the oil on canvas painting depicts three large blue horses standing together in a group, in front of a stylised landscape of red hills. He painted tarpaulin covers in styles varying “from Manet to Kandinsky,” to conceal troops and equipment from enemy aircraft. Franz Marc was a German artist who belonged to a group called Der Blaue Reiter, or The Blue Riders. Various versions of Franz Marc's work were created.