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Tierlegende (Animal Legend)

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Franz Marc, Tierlegende (Animal Legend), 1912, woodcut on beige wove paper, The Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Graphic Arts Collection, © artist or other rights holder, 91.84.552

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Title

Tierlegende (Animal Legend)

Related Titles

original language: Tierlegende

series (original language): Genius 1

translated: Animal Fable

Artist

Franz Marc (German, 1880-1916)

Date

1912

Medium

woodcut on beige wove paper

Catalogue Raisonné

van Tavel 27; Lankheit 831

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 7 13/16 in x 9 1/2 in; sheet: 9 3/4 in x 13 1/16 in

Inscriptions & Markings

signature: Franz Marc/Aus der Tierlegnede, printed, lower left

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Object Type

relief print

Culture

German

Credit Line

The Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Graphic Arts Collection

Accession Number

91.84.552

Copyright

© artist or other rights holder

Terms

Animalia

relief printing

relief prints

woodcut

woodcuts

wove paper

Description

German Expressionist Franz Marc's Animal Legend depicts beasts of all stripes lying peaceably together. Marc commonly used animals as a vehicle for spiritual expression, believing that animals hold a godliness that humans have lost. The artist had devoted his work almost exclusively to the depiction of animals in nature by 1907.

History
Exhibitions

2017 Kingdom Animalia: Animals in Print from Dürer to Picasso Portland Art Museum

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