Despite his life being tragically cut short at the Battle of Verdun in 1916, Franz Marc’s short-lived artistic career had tremendous impact on future expressionist movements. The German painter’s stark linearity and impassioned use of color has become synonymous with expressions of positivity during a time of anguish and trauma of war.
Franz Marc was born in Munich in 1880, into a devout catholic family. Contrary however to many of… Read more
About the artwork
In his appropriation of Delacroix’s iconic painting, Franz Marc strips the work of its color, but somehow exposes even more clearly the gruesome details of the Löwenjagd (Lions hunt). This woodcut on laid paper was handprinted from the original wood stock in an edition of 30. It is a haunting prophecy of what was to come in only a years time with the outbreak of war.