#FridayPainting: “Blue Horse” by Franz Marc

Art is nothing but the expression of our dream; the more we surrender to it the closer we get to the inner truth of things, our dream-life, the true life that scorns questions and does not see them.”

Franz Marc (1880 – 1916)
Franz Marc (1880 – 1916) Blue Horse, 1911 Oil on Canvas

I first came to know Franz Marc in April, 2016, which is when I first viewed his painting “The Large Blue Horses”. I was mesmerized by the colours, for blue and orange, yellow and purple. When I turned over the calendar to October 29, 2020, I knew immediately, when I saw “Blue Horse,” that I was meeting up with Franz Marc

Franz’s life was to be short; his death at 36, came when he was felled by an artillery shell during the Battle of Verdun. His unique style, and creative approach, became a benchmark for artists who followed: Marc Chagall, Piet Mondrian, Jackson Pollock. Perhaps that is the greatest legacy of all – to reside in the hearts and minds of fellow artists.