The Sketchbooks and Prints of Franz Marc
Franz Marc the Complete Works Volume III: Sketchbooks and Prints
is a landmark publication, the culmination of many years’ work by leading experts in the field. Franz Marc was one of the central artists of Blue Rider group, the high point of German Expressionism, and he was perhaps the greatest animal painter of the twentieth century. His use of colour was unrivalled and he possessed an exceptional sensitivity to the subtle possibilities of line and form. This third and final volume of the catalogue raisonné (following on from Volume I – Oil Paintings and Volume 2 – Watercolours, Works on Paper, Sculpture and Decorative Arts) collects for the first time a great deal of work previously unavailable in print, reconstructing his thirty-three sketchbooks in their original page order and examining in detail each of his prints. The utmost care has been taken to achieve the highest possible standard of reproduction on every available image, not always easy as they are now scattered all over the world. Principal author Annegret Hoberg is one of the world’s leading authorities on Franz Marc and her texts, along with the others she has brought together, provide a wealth of new insights into Franz Marc’s practice and output. For many decades to come these volumes are sure to remain the standard reference work on the artist.
To celebrate this landmark we thought we would share with you a selection of Franz Marc’s works from the forthcoming volume.
Gebert der Pferde (Birth of the Horses), 1913
Zwei Pferde, eins klagend (Two horses, one neighing), 1913/1914
Rotes Reh (Red deer), 1911
Zwei Fohlen von vorne (Front views of two foals), DreiFohlenstudien, nacht rechts springend (Three studies of foals leaping to the right), 1910
Schweine unter einem Baum (Pigs Beneath a Tree), 1913
Pferde in the Sonne (Horses in the Sun), 1908/09
Schopfungsgeschichte II (The Creation II), 1914
Zwei Katzen (Two Cats), 1909/10
Spielende Katsen (Playing Cats), 1912/13
Zwei Pferde (Two Horses), 1912/14
Zwei Pferde (Two Horses), 1911/1912