Art world links which caught my eye…
Franz Marc “The Fate of the Animals” 1913 (Right Side Restored by Paul Klee)
Franz Marc was a German artist whose life and promising artistic career were cut short when he was killed in World War I combat. A painter friend paid him a special homage.
Among the paintings he produced in those two ecstatically prolific years just before he was drafted was The Fate of the Animals — an arresting depiction of the interplay of beauty and brutality, terror and tenderness, in the chaos of life. An inscription appeared under the canvas in Marc’s hand: “And all being is flaming agony.”
Destroyed in a warehouse fire in 1916, The Fate of the Animals was restored by Marc’s close friend Paul Klee, who painstakingly recreated the oil canvas from surviving photographs.
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