Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Worth a Thousand Words: Horse in a Landscape

Franz Marc, 1910, Horse in a Landscape
via WikiPaintings
There is something mesmerizing in this painting. Is this how the horse sees? Is it viewing a painting? The playful tone seems to invite mental hijinks. And yet, I love the painting simply as a work of art. I could look at this all day.

Checking his WikiPaintings entry I see that he painted a lot of animals and that his painting style and my taste part ways about 1912, right after his Girl With a Cat. But nothing grabs me the way this horse does.

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