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Amimals in a Landscape 1914 | by Mr. History
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Amimals in a Landscape 1914

Franz Marc, German 1880-1916 Oil on Canvas

 

In 1915, Marc wrote, "Very early, I found people to be 'ugly'. Animals seemed more beautiful, more pure."

 

Here, three oxen are fragmented into a kaleidoscope of colors. Yet the animals are completely integrated into the natural surroundings as well as into the painting itself. Marc considered animals the most fitting symbols of a harmonious state of being.

 

Detroit Institute of Arts [description]

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Taken on January 7, 2009