Franz Mark is a German artist, author of several very unusual works in the expressionist style. A painter was born and lived in Germany at the beginning of the last century, for a long time studying at the university could not give him the necessary knowledge, since the emphasis in the educational institution was on naturalism, which did not interest the young artist at all.
Leaving all of it, he goes to Paris, where he gets acquainted with the works of Van Gogh, Cezanne and Gauguin, which have a lasting impression on his work and give impetus to action. The trip happened in 1907, and by 1913 the artist had a number of works, including the painting "Foxes", made in a new abstract style.
The central theme of the picture is animals, in this case foxes. For writing, overflows of bright red, dark green and even blue colors were used. The paintings are reminded more of stained glass than the usual painting of artists, the clarity and broken lines are traced and, oddly enough, the real fox faces are guessed in this confusion.
The animals are placed in the center of the canvas, they seemed to be piled up in a pile, playing, or anticipating danger, so the center is made in bright red, while the rest of the space is allocated to other colors, mostly green and yellow. It is clear to everyone that yellow is part of fox fur, so you involuntarily start counting yellow from these flashes of yellow, how many foxes the artist actually depicted, trying to find a few more that are hiding from the spectator's eye.
It is as if the foxes are behind the glass, in the refraction of which a person can observe their amazing life. Unfortunately, the life of the author of the picture ended only 3 years after his writing, in 1916 he, like hundreds of other soldiers of the First World War, died in the battle of Verdun, leaving behind only an indestructible memory in the form of his own works.
Description of the morning picture of the Strelets Execution