description of Steiniger Weg (Stony Path), formerly Gebirge/Landschaft (Mountains/Landscape) by Franz Marc

This abstract oil paining, which measures more than four feet tall and three feet wide, depicts a colorful mountain landscape using layer upon layer of largely rectangular shapes. Starting in our lower left hand corner, a zigzagging, tan colored trail resembling overlapping strips of masking tape leads us through the lush green mountain pass. The trail passes patches of blue, yellow and orange, and a rose-and-violet mountain range in our upper right hand corner. A patch of bright blue sky can be found in the upper left, and at the apex of the trail, at the top of the canvas, a brilliant blood-orange sun rises behind the hill.

Franz Marc, Steiniger Weg (Stony Path), formerly Gebirge/Landschaft (Mountains/Landscape), 1911/1912
Franz Marc, Steiniger Weg (Stony Path), formerly Gebirge/Landschaft (Mountains/Landscape), 1911/1912; oil on canvas, 51 1/2 in. x 39 3/4 in. (130.81 cm x 100.97 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Gift of the Women's Board and Friends of the Museum
Franz Marc, Steiniger Weg (Stony Path), formerly Gebirge/Landschaft (Mountains/Landscape), 1911/1912

Artwork Info

Artwork title
Steiniger Weg (Stony Path), formerly Gebirge/Landschaft (Mountains/Landscape)
Artist name
Franz Marc
Date created
1911/1912
Classification
painting
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
51 1/2 in. x 39 3/4 in. (130.81 cm x 100.97 cm)
Date acquired
1951
Credit
Collection SFMOMA
Gift of the Women's Board and Friends of the Museum
Permanent URL
https://www.sfmoma.org/artwork/51.4095
Artwork status
On view on floor 2 as part of Open Ended: Painting and Sculpture Since 1900

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