The Red Horses
And below, Large Lenggries Horse, is one of the most beautiful works I've ever seen. The forms of these horses appear on the canvas like a dream; a golden, nearly transparent dream that I never want to end.
The trauma of the war for Marc was such that, at the end, only death could give him relief. In that state his own innocence could be restored. One of Marc's last letters:
Wassily Kandinsky later recalled how the name Blue Rider was born:
This piece is so amazing that if I looked at it everyday of my life I would still feel like I was exploring new territory.
And I just realized that one of my favorite paintings in the Chicago Art Institute, "The Waterfall," was painted by Franz Marc. I've even done a color pencil study of it and never made a connection with the artist who created it.