Franz Marc used techniques such as oil paints, gouaches, pencils, watercolor and created woodcuts. His preferred motifs were animals as a symbol of originality and purity, as they embody the idea of creation and live in harmony with nature. With these pictures he expressed his utopia of a paradisiacal world. The use of color in his works is not only expressive, but also symbolic, as Marc established his own color laws.


Franz Marc, Two Cats, Blue and Yellow, 1912.

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Franz Marc | Two cats, blue and yellow