LARGE RED HORSE
6" x 10" Sketch on 12" x 12" Sheet
by Sea Dean after Franz Marc
Oil Pastel on 140lb Aquarelle
(currently on auction)
|LARGE RED HORSES by Franz Marc|
THE SYMBOLISM OF RED IN FRANZ MARCS WORK
Click on the link above and see what Marc had to say about the colours in this painting.
I often used the energy of complimentary colours in my work but I love what Marc said about the calming force of blue. Although red is an attention seeking colour and often makes buyers stop to consider a purchase, it is very overpowering. I've heard art lovers comment that brilliant red is difficult to live with, but I believe that it's all in the moderation. The smattering of blue in Marcs "Large Red Horses" moderates the other brilliant colours enough to make a more pleasing work of art.
This painting has a strong pyramid composition complimented with diagonal lines and strong outlines. The combination of deftly placed colour and strong composition make this painting a masterpiece that any millionaire would be proud to own.
My sketch was not intended to be a copy of Marcs famous work, but an exploration of his use of line and colour. I am tempted to go in and add some cobalt and brilliant purple, but I do love the sketchy quality of this work. It is currently on auction and the buyer can choose if he or she would like me to embellish a bit more.