Sunday, November 18, 2012

The bewitched mill

It has been far too long since I last featured one of the expressionist masterpieces of my favourite painter, Franz Marc (1880-1916). This is a less known painting of his, dating back to 1913. He painted it after a visit to the city of Merano in southern Tirol. The work's title reflects the magical harmony he sensed there between human life, represented by the houses and mill on the left, and nature, embodied by the trees and animals on the right. More on Marc in the linked wikipedia article.