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Franz marc2

  1. 1. Franz Marc
  2. 2. Childhood  Born on February 8, 1880, in Munich, Germany.  His father, Wilhelm, was a professional landscape painter. His mother, Sophie, was an Alsacian from a strict Calvinist tradition.  His grandparents were amateur artists who copied the masters.
  3. 3. Education  His father encouraged him to study art but he showed no interest in it at first.  As a young boy, Marc studied theology intensely and originally wanted to become a priest. In 1898, he gave up that goal to study philosophy at the University of Munich.  In 1900, he abandoned this idea and decided to take painting classes at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts, where his father worked as a professor.
  4. 4. Discovering Impressionism  Marc took several trips to Paris, the first in 1903 when he had his first contacts with the Impressionists.  He was deeply influenced by the works of the modern French painters, especially the art of Vincent van Gogh.
  5. 5. Inspired by Nature  Marc looked towards nature and animals for inspiration. His constant thematic concern was the relationship between animal and human spheres.  For Marc, animals represented a spiritual attitude.
  6. 6. A Famous Work  Marc’s most important work of 1908 was Large Lenggries Horse Painting 1. He had cut the painting in pieces and used it to pad the roof of his home. In 1936 the painting was found and restored.
  7. 7. Life’s End  When, World War I began, Marc volunteered for the German military service, along with his good friend August Macke.  Marc kept kept a notebook with drawings for the paintings he would create as soon as he was done with the military.  Marc died in France on March 4, 1916.
  8. 8. Franz Marc Museum  A house that Marc lived in in Kochel-am-See was made into a museum in 1986. It has about twenty of his paintings, as well as numerous sketches and drawings, and paintings by other Blue Rider artists.
  9. 9. Works Cited  http://www.artchive.com/artchive/M/marc.html  http://www.csa.com/discoveryguides/marc/ov erview.php  http://www.dropbears.com/a/art/biography/Fra nz_Marc.html  http://www.dropbears.com/a/art/biography/Fra nz_Marc.html  http://www.artchive.com/artchive/M/marc.html  http://hs.riverdale.k12.or.us/~dthompso/art/m arc/photos.html

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