Exploring Science Fiction: Man vs. Man
Franz Marc’s The Wolves (Balkan War), 1913
There are only two more days until the Science Fiction Film Festival that will be presented in conjunction with Kelly Richardson: Legion during M&T FIRST FRIDAYS @ THE GALLERY this Friday, but we still have a few more themes to explore.
The Wolves (Balkan War) is based on the artist’s all too personal experience with the subject. War is a common representation of the theme of Man vs. Man and is often projected into the future in science fiction films—presenting a seemingly bleak outlook for man’s ability to resolve conflicts. Here, Franz Marc pits nature against itself, with the wolves serving as an allegory for mankind’s ability to inflict pain and suffering upon its fellow man.