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W. Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky

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Artist's Data
Full name:  Vasili Vasílievich Kandinski.
Artistic name:  Wassily Kandinsky.
Birth:  1866, Moscow, Russia.
Death:  1944, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.
Style:  Lyrical Abstraction and Expressionism

The range of color and forms in his compositions and improvisations was recognized as brilliant by his contemporaries.

Kandinsky's paintings display great explosions of color and silhouettes that constantly transform before the viewer. The main artistic influences of this painter were Monet, Fauves, and Matisse.

It is considered that Kandinsky's paintings merge the perception of hearing and sight. He visualized sounds as patches of color (synesthetic art), was a lover of Wagner's music, and this emerged in his most abstract creations. Understanding the role played by: hues, music, and iconography in the works of this master, can open new paths in the appreciation of his art and the ideal that guided him throughout his life in his path of abstraction and amazing images. © diCrox.


Works of Kandinsky

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  • "Composition VIII"
    Author: Wassily Kandinsky
    Title (English): Composition VIII
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Canvas
    Year: 1923
    Located in: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

     


  • "Yellow-Red-Blue"
    Author: Wassily Kandinsky
    Title (English): Yellow-Red-Blue
    Style: Lyrical Abstraction
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Canvas
    Year: 1925
    Located in: Centre Pompidou, Paris

    Famous abstract composition, in it you can see a face on the left reminiscent of the deconstructivist style that Picasso developed years later.


  • "Transverse Line"
    Author: Wassily Kandinsky
    Title (English): Transverse Line
    Style: Lyrical Abstraction
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Canvas
    Year: 1923
    Located in: Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen Museum, Germany

     


  • "Color Study, Squares with Concentric Circles"
    Author: Wassily Kandinsky
    Title (English): Color Study, Squares with Concentric Circles
    Style: Lyrical Abstraction
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Watercolor and wax
    Support: Paper
    Year: 1913
    Located in: Lenbachhaus Museum, Munich

    Collection of squares and concentric circles in bright colors. A masterpiece of the Russian abstract.


  • "Arch and Point"
    Author: Wassily Kandinsky
    Title (English): Arch and Point
    Style: Lyrical Abstraction
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Ink, watercolor, and pencil
    Support: Paper
    Year: 1929

     


  • "Black and Violet"
    Author: Wassily Kandinsky
    Original title: Schwarz und Violett
    Title (English): Black and Violet
    Style: Lyrical Abstraction
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Canvas
    Year: 1923

    The painting contains two main figures in the colors indicated in the title. The composition is made on a two-dimensional plane, resembling a paper collage.

    Sold by the auction house Christie's New York in November 2013 for 12,597,000 USD.


  • "Blue Sky"
    Author: Wassily Kandinsky
    Title (English): Himmelblau
    Title (English): Blue Sky
    Style: Lyrical Abstraction
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Canvas
    Year: 1940
    Located in: Centre Pompidou, Paris

     


  • "Upward (Empor)"
    Author: Wassily Kandinsky
    Title (English): Upward (Empor)
    Style: Lyrical Abstraction
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Canvas
    Year: 1929
    Located in: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

    Composed of geometric figures on a background of bluish-green hues.


  • "Merry Structure"
    Author: Wassily Kandinsky
    Original title: Structure joyeuse
    Title (English): Merry Structure
    Style: Lyrical Abstraction
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Canvas
    Year: 1926

    Abstract figures, predominantly red and yellow colors. Two-dimensional composition.


  • "Soft Hard"
    Author: Wassily Kandinsky
    Original title: Weiches Hart
    Title (English): Soft Hard
    Style: Lyrical Abstraction
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Canvas
    Year: 1927
    Located in: Galerie Maeght, Paris

    This work, in which the Russian painter wanted to express the contrast between soft and hard, uses geometric figures and an electric blue background.


  • "The Great Tower of Kiev"
    Author: Wassily Kandinsky
    Original title: Großer Turm, Kiew
    Title (English): The Great Tower of Kiev
    Style: Lyrical Abstraction
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Canvas

    Two-dimensional composition depicting an image of the world with the tower at its summit. The colors used are vivid, widely employed in other works by the painter.


  • "On the Points"
    Author: Wassily Kandinsky
    Title (English): On the Points
    Style: Lyrical Abstraction
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Canvas
    Year: 1928
    Located in: Museum of Modern Art, Paris

    Displays a triple horizontal base, on which various sharp angles ending in circles are placed. The colors go independent of the shapes, creating a transparency effect characteristic of the painter.


  • "For and Against"
    Author: Wassily Kandinsky
    Title (English): For and Against
    Style: Lyrical Abstraction
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Canvas

     


  • "Murnau with Church I"
    Author: Wassily Kandinsky
    Title (English): Murnau with Church I
    Style: Lyrical Abstraction
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Canvas
    Year: 1910
    Located in: Lenbachhaus Museum, Munich

     


  • "Fixed Flight"
    Author: Wassily Kandinsky
    Title (English): Fixed Flight
    Style: Lyrical Abstraction
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Canvas
    Year: 1932

    Painted towards the end of the artist's life, in 1932. The work features color shapes distributed in small pieces on a navy blue background. This painting marks the beginning of the painter's last pictorial period in Paris.


  • "Heavy Red"
    Author: Wassily Kandinsky
    Original title: Schweres Rot
    Title (English): Heavy Red
    Style: Lyrical Abstraction
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Canvas

     


  • "Floors"
    Author: Wassily Kandinsky
    Title (English): Floors
    Style: Lyrical Abstraction
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Canvas
    Year: 1929

    The particular name of this painting is due to the shape of its figures, indeed in the center there is a kind of skeleton with several levels of height.


  • "Munich-Schwabing with the Church of St. Ursula"
    Author: Wassily Kandinsky
    Original title: München-Schwabing mit Ursulakirche
    Title (English): Munich-Schwabing with the Church of St. Ursula
    Style: Lyrical Abstraction
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Canvas
    Year: 1908
    Located in: Lenbachhaus Museum, Germany

     


  • "Interior (My Dining Room)"
    Author: Wassily Kandinsky
    Original title: Innenraum (mein Esszimmer)
    Title (English): Interior (My Dining Room)
    Style: Lyrical Abstraction
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Cardboard
    Year: 1909
    Located in: Lenbachhaus Museum, Munich

     


  • "Improvisation 19"
    Author: Wassily Kandinsky
    Title (English): Improvisation 19
    Style: Lyrical Abstraction
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Canvas
    Year: 1911
    Located in: Lenbachhaus Gallery, Munich

    Although the title of the painting is "Improvisation 19", it was also named by the artist as "Blue Tone", due to the prominence of this color in the canvas. The technique used to spread the color is dry brush sliding, in this way the painter achieved those rough and vivid blues at the same time.

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