A current exhibition
at Galerie Thomas
in Munich offers a rare glimpse of the artist’s woodcuts. Marc had created at least 60 prints during his lifetime, approximately 21 of which were woodcuts. The prints on view at Galerie Thomas have a particularly prized provenance: they come from a portfolio published in 1984 by Otto Strangl (a Munich gallerist and the executor of Marc’s estate) using the artist’s original wood stocks from 1911–1914. The show features several eminent examples from this group, among them Reitschule nach Ridinger
(1913/1984), based on a copperplate print after Johann Elias Ridinger
, and Löwenjagd nach Delacroix
(1913/1984), after the French Romantic master
. Both woodcuts converge on Marc’s beloved theme of horses, here captured mid-fray, in full magnetic and dynamic bloom.