Last weekend I finished my latest painting “In the Mood for… Marc: Little Monkey”! Due to my eye condition (corneal erosion), it took much longer than usual… but having managed it at all, makes me incredibly happy and content! 🙂
His work is characterized by primary colors and most of his paintings portray animals whose movements and being he caught beautifully and in stark simplicity.
Marc assigned certain meanings and emotions to colours: blue was used to represent masculinity and spirituality, yellow stands for feminine joy and red for the sound of violence.
As always, I don´t seek to produce an exact copy, but merely try to make myself aquainted with a different style and to somehow catch the essence of the painting that speaks to me. So, if you look closely and compare the works, you´ll of course notice many differences 😉
If you click here you can have a look at the original Little Monkey by Franz Marc!
Side note: The National Socialists suppressed modern art under their regime and condemned the late Franz Marc as a degenerate artist (“Entarteter Künstler”) and banned many of his works from museum and galleries – unbelievable but sadly true…