Analysis Of Franz Marc Blue Horse I's Art

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The space in a painting refers to the distance or areas around between or within components of a piece. Franz Marc Blue Horse I’s space is cluttered and condensed with little sense of depth because the distance between the horse and the background seems close to each other. However, paintings with depth there is a distinct separation between the foreground and background. In Franz Marc’s painting, the viewer cannot absolutely determine where the foreground and background separates because the artist in a way blended the two together or intended to exclude the distinction of depth. Franz Marc used foreshortening, compression of a figure’s body, on the horse’s body, intuitive perspective in which the horse is placed at an angle, and overlapping …show more content…
The hue is basically what the color is categorized as; for example, blue, yellow, or red. The intensity, also known as saturation, is the relative brightness or dullness of a color. The value of a color includes tint which is adding white to the color and shade is adding black to the color. The artist used tint and shades to create value which is the lightness or darkness of the color. In Franz Marc Blue Horse I, used shade on edge of the patches of grass which is a much darker green than the rest of the piece of grass. Additionally, the artist included a darker shade of color on top of the hills to create an area in the painting where there is a lack of light. The intensity of the painting as a whole is luminous with a variety of colors which builds a positive energy for the viewer. Franz Marc used primary and secondary colors on the color wheel which leads to polychromatic colors, colors consisting of various hues, in his painting. Also, Marc used complimentary colors such as green, red, violet, and yellow to bring out some areas in the painting by creating a simultaneous contrast. Simultaneous contrast is when complementary colors are painted side by side, it would be brighter and more intense than if it were separated by another color. The Blue Horse I by Franz Marc depicts arbitrary color, which is when the artist uses colors that have no correlation to the objects in the painting. In this case, painting the horse blue or is arbitrary because the viewer cannot go out in the natural world and expect this light blue color on horses. Instead of relating these objects in Marc’s painting to the real world, it is assumed that he is trying to depict an emotional or expressive significance for the viewers. This gives the viewers a chance to obtain a glimpse of Marc’s perspective because instead of giving the viewers something they would normally see outside of the walls of a museum or the painting

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