The Bewitched Mill  1913

by Franz Marc

Among the German Expressionists, artists who used strong color and exaggerated form to express emotional content, Franz Marc was unique in his empathic interest in the life of animals. “Is there a more mysterious idea,” he asked, “than to imagine how nature is reflected in the eyes of animals?” Beginning in 1905, he devoted himself to representing the world with a fresh an...
130.2 × 90.8 cm (51 1/4 × 35 7/8 in.), without frame
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago