Franz Marc was born in 1880 in Germany. With a father who was a professional landscape painter, he was exposed to art at a young age.
His unique approach to painting animals from “the inside out to show their soul” resulted in unusual and bright colours. He sought out to provide a spiritual connection between the animals he painted and the viewer through the colours that he used.
In 1911 Marc, along with other artists formed a group
called Der Blaue Reiter which means The Blue Rider in
German. They set out to create paintings that expressed color in new ways.Their art style was called Expressionism.
Marc’s artistic career continued even after he was drafted to fight in World War I. He painted large canvas covers in pointillistic camouflage to disguise artillery on the ground from aircrafts flying above. In 1916, Marc was killed in action during the Battle of Verdun.
Be a fly on the wall in our art room! Take a look at what we do, how we do it and the smiles that I get to see week after week :)