Little Blue Horse

Franz Marc is the most important German painter working in Expressionism style. His best known works do focus on animals and especially on horses: the Blaues Pferd I can be found at the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus at München, his Turm der blauen Pferde is considered lost since 1945 (after being confiscated as Entartete Kunst by the Nazis and taken by Hermann Göring). But there is another painting showing a blue horse, a cute one: Kleines Blaues Pferdchen has been painted by Franz Marc for Walter, the son of befriended painter August Macke.

This less sharp and more childlike painting of a blue horse is the centerpiece of the Moderne Galerie, one of the three sections of the Saarlandmuseum at Saarbrücken, Germany. The other two are the Alte Sammlung (showing works of painters of the 16th to 19th century) and the Museum in der Schlosskirche (exhibiting sacral art). The building containing the Moderne Galerie was finished in 1978 and works from the 19th century until today are shown. This includes a great section on Impressionism and Expressionism; around the building you’ll find a sculpture garden and there is also a nice coffee bar.

Moderne Galerie
Bismarckstraße 11-15
66111 Saarbrücken
Saarland / Sarre

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