We can see a human or angel like deity in the foreground of the painting. The rays of sunlight surrounding him show that this figure is not a simple minded being - but more of an angelic being, somehow come into shape. Another figure visible in the painting is a dog, curled up underneath this being.

Though some speculate what the dog is doing in this painting, Franz had a habit of drawing animals in his paintings and some believe that he wanted to create a theme of nature within "Concilation".

The title itself is meaningful in it's own right - the word conciliation means to mediate or stop someone from arguing. Some debate that this was a reference to the pre-Nazi life of Franz before World War I. His work was ahead of his time and was considered to be influential. It is this reason why a lot of Franz's work was controversial.

It is possible that he created this piece of art to demonstrate his reconciliation attempts with the Nazi's, who at the time were taking down Franz's artwork from public galleries and museums.

The images in the painting represent peace and the longing desire for peace to be achieved by Marc. The deity figure seems to be brushed on the arm by another, unformed figure. This could symbolise the need for a conciliation between himself and the world at the time. The natural elements of Marc's work shone through in this simplistic piece. To the naked eye, one would mistake this as a simple artistic piece, but the meaning behind it is far more significant than the painting itself.