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Marc was big into colour symbolism and to him yellow represented the feminine because it was  “gentle, cheerful and sensual.” The exuberant yellow cow may be an ode to his wife, Maria Franck, as it was created around the time of his marriage and is one of the most cheerful images of all time.
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Franz Marc
The Yellow Cow, 1911

Marc was big into colour symbolism and to him yellow represented the feminine because it was  “gentle, cheerful and sensual.” The exuberant yellow cow may be an ode to his wife, Maria Franck, as it was created around the time of his marriage and is one of the most cheerful images of all time.

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Franz Marc

The Yellow Cow, 1911

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