Franz Marc

Franz Marc paintings are covered in full within this website, which also includes lots of information on the life and career of artist Franz Marc as well.

Franz Marc was part of the expressionist art movement which encouraged a contemporary way of thinking within painting and allowed the emotions of the artist to be displayed in their work.

Other famous expressionists included Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele. You can also find Franz Marc paintings here.

The artist sadly had a career shortened by illness but even in this time he managed to create a huge number of paintings that followed a similar style which is instantly recognisable as distinctly Franz Marc.

The painter normally incorporated impressively bright colour combinations onto canvas, normally portraying a selection of common animals such as dogs, tigers and horses.

Franz Marc paintings are exciting and inspiring frenzys of colour which bears similarlity to painters such as Wassily Kandinsky and other expressionists, though Franz Marc's prefered topics of animals in the better known of his paintings set him aside from most others who would typically choose quite different subject matter.

Many in the modern era have found his use of animals to be very charming and the bold colour choices are also highly contemporary.

It was always likely the a young Franz would become a painter as his father had been a respected German landscape painter.

Franz chose to travel across to France in order to take in new influences early on in his career as he sought to avoid having a style which was to mainstream or predictable.

France offered him new ideas and techniques and he spent several years here at the start of 20th century.

Yellow Cow

Yellow Cow is probably the most popular painting to have come from the career of Franz Marc, and you can see it above in all it's glory.

Franz made use of several prefered animals such as these cows in a series of paintings that have become what he is best remembered for. Yellow Cow is sometimes instead refered to as Golden Cow or Gelbe Kuh, to give it it's correct original German title.

Besides his own paintings, Franz Marc was also a fundamental influence within the Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) which was a collection of several key contemporary artists based in and around Northern Europe.

It predominantly taught the importance of exploring new ideas within art and also included Wassily Kandinsky who himself remains one of the best known abstract artist too.

Fighting Forms

Fighting Forms above is another classic example of Franz Marc's devotion to colour and how he would concentrate on bright key colours to lift each of his works to impressive levels.

The great bands of colour seen in paintings such as Fighting Forms almost give the impression of a rainbow being spread right across the details of each animal, and this is perhaps the reason that so many appreciate this German artist's style.

Franz Marc's original paintings have become exceptionally popular right across Europe and North America in recent years thanks to the exposure which they have received through major exhibitions that have promoted his career and it's achievements to the full.

This popularity is reflected in the large nubers of reproductions which are bought every years of his original paintings, normally as framed art prints, posters and stretched canvases.

Large Red Horses

Large Red Horses is another striking work by the artist who liked to capture animals in relatively natural scenarios such as grazing in local forests to where he lived at the time.

Horses featured consistently throughout his career and it is believed that he particularly liked their shape and also their gracefulness which suited his own painting style.

The best Horse paintings from Franz Marc are all included within this website plus his other interesting choices such as tigers, cows, bulls, cats and eagles just to name the most frequent.

Humans were depicted on occasion in his same style, but these were much rarer, as were entries into other art movements which he only did very occasionally and more so at the start of his career when he was trying out as many influences and ideas as possible.

Large Blue Horses

Fate of the Animals

Deer in the Forest

Little Yellow Horses

Horse in a Landscape

Dog Lying Down

Monkey Frieze

Abstract with Cattle

Horse and Eagle

List of Famous Franz Marc Paintings

Please see below for a summarised list of the best Franz Marc paintings that are featured throughout this website.

  • Animal Destinies
  • Animals in Landscape
  • Bathing Girls
  • Birds
  • Birth of the Horses
  • Blue Black Fox
  • Blue Horse
  • Broken Forms
  • Cats
  • Colorful Flowers
  • A Dog, a Fox and a Cat
  • Cottages on the Dachau Marsh
  • Cows Yellow Red Green
  • Crouching Deer
  • Dead Deer
  • Deer at Dusk
  • Deer in a Monastery Garden
  • Deer in the Forest
  • Deer in the Snow
  • Dog Lying in the Snow
  • Donkey Frieze
  • Dreaming Horses
  • Fabulous Beast II
  • Fairy Animals
  • Fighting Forms
  • Foxes
  • Gazelles
  • Grazing Horses
  • The Red Horses
  • Haystacks in the Snow
  • Horse Asleep
  • Horse in a Landscape
  • In the Rain
  • Indersdorf
  • Jumping Dog
  • Schlick
  • Larch Sapling
  • Large Lenggries Horse Painting
  • Long Yellow Horse
  • Monkey Frieze
  • Mountain Goats
  • Mountains
  • Rocky Way Landscape
  • Nude with Cat
  • Picture with Cattle
  • Pigs Playing Dogs
  • Portrait of the Artist's Mother
  • Rain
  • Red and Blue Horse
  • Red Deer
  • Ruhende KuheKauernder Steir
  • Saint Julian l'Hospitalier
  • Seated Mythical Animal
  • Sheaf of Grain
  • Shepherds
  • Siberian Sheepdogs
  • Sleeping Animals
  • Sleeping Deer
  • Small Composition
  • Small Horse Picture
  • Small Horse Study
  • Stables
  • The Dead Sparrow
  • The Enchanted Mill
  • The First Animals
  • The Large Blue Horses
  • The Little Blue Horse
  • The Little Yellow Horses
  • The Mandrill
  • The Monkey
  • The Steer
  • The Bull
  • The Tower of Blue Horses
  • The Unfortunate Land of Tyrol
  • The Waterfall
  • The WolvesBalkan War
  • The Yellow Cow
  • Three Animals Dog Fox and Cat
  • Three Horses
  • Tiger
  • Two Blue Horses
  • Two Cats Blue and Yellow
  • Two Horses
  • Two Women on the Hillside Sketch
  • Tyrol
  • Weasels at Play
  • Wild Pigs boar and Sow
  • Woman in the Wind by the Sea
  • Woodcutter
  • Young Boy with a Lamb

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