Friday, January 27, 2006

Franz Marc

The Fate of The Animals, 1913

The Yellow Cow, 1911


Deer In The Woods II, 1912


I haven't shared an artist in a while, so today's post will be about German Expressionist Franz Marc (1880-1916). Franz Marc will forever be remembered for his paintings of animals in brilliant colors and simplified, nearly cubist forms. The artist died in action in World War I at the age of only 36. See more paintings here and here

So, anybody inspired to make quilts in brilliant colors with simplified forms? I know I am. Whether I get there or not is another story.

8 comments:

gabrielle said...

Thanks again for an introduction to great work. Your artist post always inspire me....gotta admit your post have been a major influence on my transition to abstract...more like a confirmation to carry on.

Deb Geyer said...

Thanks for sharing the great artists!

Kim said...

I love his brillant colors. An artist, Donna Young of Bend Oregon, does rich landscapes. Check her out here

jenclair said...

I love "The Yellow Cow" and used to a transparency in class to stimulate free writing. Thanks for the links!

Omega said...

It is a joy to see Marc's bright colours at this time of year. Have you come across Alexij von Jawlensky? I love his portraits especially, and that fit in with one theme you are pursuing.

http://www.3d-dali.com/Artist-Biographies/Alexej_von_Jawlensky.html

I'm afraid I don't know yet how to make a link in the comment box.

Granny Fran said...

Thank you so much for sharing Marc with us. I can't believe I don't remember him from art school. His work is so vibrant. It's hard to believe that his work is almost 100 years old; it is so fresh and new looking. He was one of the horrible losses of WWI.

Deb R said...

I love the lines and colors of these paintings.

The link to the knitting guy today was fun too! :-)

Kay said...

I love the colors, and they would definitely be inspiring for quilting. I don't do much with abstract shapes, but love to use paintings that "grab" me as a source the color plan for a quilt. Thanks.