Franz Marc Research Paper

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In the early 1900’s both realism and abstractionism formed important parts of America’s artistic culture. The goal of the artistic movement of Realism is accuracy and truth without illustrating subject matter in an idealized manner. The goal of Abstractionism is an almost opposite achievement in illustration. An accurate reproduction of the subject matter is not important; the artist’s rendering of the subject matter is expressed by relaying a core characteristic with emotions and feelings by use of color and form. Although these American artistic movements have presentational differences, they share stylistic and subject similarities in technique and content. Several of this era’s artist’s works illustrate these concepts. Soltes (2011) first touches upon abstraction by discussing: …show more content…

His work is cubist, his work is labeled as orphic, and his work has elements of fauvism within it. If we look at him, we realize he influenced some Americans who by 1912 went back and founded a movement based on his style in America, except that they called it synchronism. Then he was invited by Franz Marc (1880-1916) to come east to Germany and exhibit with Marc's group. Franz Marc is one of the great German Expressionists of the early 20th century, who was a founder, together with Kandinsky (1866-1944) of a group called the Blue Rider (Blaue Reiter) in Munich and used color to symbolize emotion and feeling in a way that we recognize as derived ultimately from that principle established perhaps at first by Gauguin (1848-1903) back in the late 1880s (L39,

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