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Wassily Kandinskyt the forerunner of abstract painting

Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky was an abstract Russian painter who developed a theory of colors based on the emotional responses that each color aroused. He was born in Moscow in 1866, to a wealthy merchant; in 1870 with his family he moved to Munich and in 1871 to Odessa from his maternal aunt after the divorce of his parents. He studied cello and drawing as a child and graduated in law in 1892 in Moscow; he married his cousin met at the university and with whom he had established a deep relationship from which he separated after about twenty years. A few years later he gave up a position as a university teacher and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, where he was a pupil of the painter Franz von Stuck. In the early 1900s he opened a school to make the French artistic currents of those years known and among his students met Gabriele Munter, who was for many years his companion. He lived in Italy, South Africa and Russia. In 1904 he exhibited in Paris and in 1908 Kandinsky bought a house with Munter in Upper Bavaria, which became a meeting place for musicians and artists. His style began to overcome spatial references and to approach abstractionism.

In 1912 he published The Spiritual in Art, after creating the Blaue Reiter with Franz Marc. In the book he described the theories he experimented with in his paintings, the relationship between colour and form, at the base of abstractionism. It exploded in the USA and in 1914 left Munter. He returned to Russia, to Moscow until 1921. In 1917 she married Nina Andeevsky and gave birth to her son Volodia, who died in 1920. In 1921 he moved with his wife to Berlin and from 1922 to 1933 he taught mural decoration at the Bauhaus. In those years he became a friend of Paul Klee and wrote "Point and line on the plane". Kandinsky's works are as sublime as those in the series "Compositions" in which we perceive the evolution of his style over the years. With the rise of the Nazi dictatorship he was forced to move to Paris, where he continued to paint until his death in 1944.

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Composition VIII

The original work is kept at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, it is painted 10 years after the first Composition during which the First World War...
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Farbstudie Quadrate

This colourful print will be perfect in all rooms: from colourful to total white. Kandinsky elaborates a colour theory based on the emotional...
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Improvisation

As the name of the work suggests, the original painting is born suddenly and unconsciously from the author's innermost self; he states: "I saw all...
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Yellow, Red, Blue

The original work is dated 1925 and is kept at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. In this composition, on the left you can see many sharp shapes and...
€150.00

Composition X

The original work is dated 1938 and 1939. The black ocean that composes the background is interrupted by shapes and colours that emerge on the...
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