Current Location:
Building C (DEV) -> 2nd Floor (DEV; C)
Location Notes:
DEV: Building C; 2nd fl; Between Rm. 253C and Rm. 255C

Small Composition IV, 1914

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.79.34
Artist:
Franz Marc
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Print
Date:
2014
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 18 in Width: 24 in
Description:
An brightly-colored abstract painting of two striped semi-circles.
Historical Context:
Franz Marc's father was a painter and influenced his son into the same profession. Marc began studying art when he was 20 years old at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Although his painting are mainly inspired by animals and scenes of nature, but he portrays them in a style characteristic of many of his peers - Wassily Kandinsky, August Macke, and Lyonel Feininger – with whom he co-founded the seminal Der Blaue Reiter group, an artist collective that staged some of the first truly modern 20th century exhibits.