Franz Marc, Drei Katzen
(1913, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf)
It was at this period [depois de ter voltado para Paris, fugindo do casamento, na véspera da cerimónia, na Páscoa de 1907] that he began the intensive study of animals which was to lead to his mature style. He said that he wanted to recreate them 'from the inside', and made himself so complete a master of animal anatomy that he was able to give lessons in the subject (...). Though he felt he was now making some progress, he destroyed his more ambitious works, as they continued to dissatisfy him. In December 1908 he wrote a letter to Reinhart Piper:
«I am trying to intensify my feeling for the organic rhythm of all things, to achieve pantheistic empathy with the throbbing and flowing of nature's bloodstream in trees, in animals, in the air.»
From Edward Lucie-Smith, "Lives of the Great 20th-Century Artists"
Descobri Franz Marc graças a este blogue. Nem de propósito depois do último post. Como diz Lou Reed, «There's a bit of magic in everything and then some loss to even things out».