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Reitschule Nach Ridinger

Accession Number
1951/1.25

Title
Reitschule Nach Ridinger

Artist(s)
Franz Marc

Object Creation Date
1913

Medium & Support
woodblock on paper

Dimensions
10 5/8 in x 11 13/16 in (27 cm x 30 cm);18 1/16 in x 22 1/16 in (45.88 cm x 56 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
Reitschule Nach Ridinger depicts a rider guiding his horse through a sharp right turn. Another horse is slightly behind them and his head is cocked to the same angle as the rider. Marc often focused on animals, and particularly horses, because he believed they possessed a purity that people did not have. The title of this print indicates that it was inspired by another German printer named Johann Ridinger. He was also famous for his etchings of horses although he lived two centuries before Marc. Marc was born in Germany and died while serving in World War I in France just three years after this print was made.

Physical Description
This dynamic print shows a figure on a horse in the center, with another horse to the left and a dog on the right. The rider and the horse are leaning into a turn and the horse's curly tail trails behind. Action lines and swirls radiate out from the figures in the center.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Canis familiaris (species)
Expressionism
German (culture or style)
dogs
horses
modern and contemporary art
riding horses (animals)

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