Kaylene Maalste – Artist style #1
The artist I chose is Franz Marc, the following is an exert from Search the Art World about Marc “he looked to the natural world as an antidote to modern life, from which he felt increasingly alienated. Nature and animals were more than just pleasing to him; they were spiritual and a means of relocating what had been lost in the modern era. Thus, his paintings of animals are suffused with an almost meditative reverence.
Color was extremely important for Marc. Not only did he understand the potential for color to affect mood, he developed a specific theory of color symbolism. His analysis of color associated blue with the masculine, yellow with the feminine, and red with the physical – often violent – world.”
My theme is cats and my interpretation is looking at the colors that Marc used in his paintings. My first in the series is loosely interpreted on Marc’s Cat on Yellow Pillow. I crazy quilted fabric in different blues from which I cut out a reclining cat and appliqued this to yellow fabric. The image below is Franz Marc’s painting.