Product Tag - Wassily Kandinsky

  • Accent in Pink - Wassily Kandinsky

    Accent in Pink

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    – At this point Kandinsky had evolved to doing pure abstraction, very different to his earlier works
    – Kandinsky was teaching at the Bauhaus at the time of this painting

  • Black Spot

    Black Spot, 1912

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    – Kandinsky claimed to see colors when he heard music, and once said “Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings”

  • Blue Rider

    Blue Rider, 1903

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    – Important painting of the period before Kandinsky began his abstacts
    – The name of the painting is also the name of the artist movement he helped found

  • Composition 8 - Wassily Kandinsky

    Composition 8

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    It is part of a series of paintings in which Kandinsky attempts to explore the relationship between music and art.
    Kandinsky considered Composition 8 as a high point in his post war achievements. It was his first major work to enter Solomon R. Guggenheim’s collection.
    In contrast to objective art, Kandinsky uses shapes and colors to evoke emotions within the viewer.

  • Composition IX - Wassily Kandinsky

    Composition IX

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    – At this point in his career Kandinsky didn’t even need to plan the art or do preliminary sketches, and just painted this directly, revealing his vision
    – Despite its appearance, the artist denied that this is a surrealist piece

  • Composition V

    Composition V, 1911

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    – A huge and important painting
    – Categorizing this piece is difficult…is it absstract, nonobjective, or an “absolute painting”?

  • Composition VII

    Composition VII, 1913

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    – Regarded as his best pre-WWI work
    – Numerous sketches and draft paintings preparing for this work illustrate the amount of thought and work that went into it

  • Composition X

    Composition X, 1939

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    – Another fine example of the similarities between art and music
    – Unusually for Kandinsky, the color black is quite dominant. He had an aversion to the color black and the use of it here was done with a clear reason

  • Development in Brown

    Development in Brown, 1933

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    – Somber painting perhaps representative of the colors of the uniforms of his Nazi detractors
    – The Bauhaus, where he was based, was closed at the time of this piece as a result of the regime’s policies

  • First Abstract Watercolor

    First Abstract Watercolor, 1910

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    • The first pure abstract watercolor by Kandinsky
    • An example of the artist’s progression away from more traditional art towards pure abstract
  • Fragment for Composition VII

    Fragment for Composition VII, 1913

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    – This is a study for the later complete finished Composition VII
    – The final piece is in the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow

  • Fugue

    Fugue, 1914

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    – Sold for $20.9 million at a 1990 Sotheby’s auction
    – Almost organic at first look but the interpretation is in the eye of the viewer

  • Improvisation 26

    Improvisation 26, 1926

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    – Wonderful blend of colors and elements
    – Improvisation with heavy musical influence

  • Improvisation 31

    Improvisation 31, Sea Battle, 1913

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    – Abstract but actually shows two ships in combat
    – According to the artist, it represents “a terrible struggle . . . going on in the spiritual atmosphere”

  • On White II

    On White II, 1923

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    – The colors, primarily black and white, and the mixture of shapes represent the many opportunities of life battling the non-existence and death
    – One of the artist’s most famous works


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