Read an Excerpt from The Fate of the Animals

In 1913, Franz Marc, one of the key figures of German Expressionism, created a masterpiece: The Fate of the Animals. With its violent slashes of color and line, the painting seemed to pre-figure both the outbreak of World War I and, more eerily, Marc’s own death in an artillery barrage at the Battle of Verdun three years later.

With his signature blend of wide-ranging erudition and lively, accessible prose, Morgan Meis explores Marc’s painting in depth, guided in part by a series of letters Marc wrote to his wife Maria while he was a soldier in the war.

Click here to read an excerpt of The Fate of the Animals by Morgan Meis.

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