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Das Schaf

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The German Expressionist Franz Marc had an almost religious reverence for nature. He considered animals to be innocent beings. In this rhythmic interplay of line and colour, the animal is almost entirely fused with the landscape. As a member of the artist's group Der Blaue Reiter (1911 1914) Marc shared Kandinsky's ideas about the purity of line and colour.

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Title Das Schaf
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 77 cm
Height 54.5 cm
Artists Schilder: Franz Marc
Accession number 1575 (MK)
Credits Uit de nalatenschap van / from the estate of: M. Tak van Poortvliet 1936
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1936
Age artist Between 33 and 34 years old
Collector Collector / Marie Tak van Poortvliet
Internal exhibitions De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions The Garden - End of Times, Beginning of Times (2017)
Schönberg & Kandinsky. Tegendraads in kunst en muziek (2013)
Geographical origin Germany > Western Europe > Europe

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Franz Marc

München 1880 - Verdun 1916

Franz Marc studied at the Academy of Visual Arts in Munich. At first he studied an academic style, but influenced by his travels to Paris, his work became...

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