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Published on June 19, 2020 / Updated on October 14, 2023
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The blue horse in the Red and Blue Horse symbolically showed the origination of the conceptions of the Blue Rider group

This symbolized the horse as a vehicle of a breakthrough. This is an emphasis on the spirituality of the blue. This brings an idea of spirituality battling materialism.

Lovers of art know that the world of Art is full of hidden meaning and symbols behind a single painting. Something that you should be aware if you are a beginner to paintings is that each color used in a certain painting or art has a symbolic meaning.

In the year 1912, Franz Marc painted a painting of the Red and Blue Horse. This was a painting that was in his category of animal paintings. The style of this painting was expressionism. The dimensions of this painting are 43.3 by 26.3 cm. Paintings of Franz Marc from the year 1910 to his death had some significant meaning on the colors used in most of his paintings.

It’s through August Macke in 1910 where he discovered to use color as a means of expression. A good example of how he used color on his painting as a means of expression is portrayed on the 1911 painting of the Red Horses.

Where the red horses implied, he wanted to emphasize an earthly orientation for that group of animals in his paintings.

This painting of Red and Blue Horse worse one of the paintings in the categories of animals paintings that were painted by Franz Marc. Franz Marc was a German painter who was born on Feb. 8, 1880, in Munich.

Franz Marc was a son of a painter. His father paved the way for him on his painting talent. He died in the year 1916 at an early age of 36 years. Despite his early death, Franz Mac is one of those painters who had a big impact on various expressionist movements that evolved after World War II.