Thursday, 23 August 2012

Wassily Kandinsky - part 4

Wassily Kandinsky (1866 –1944) was an influential Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with painting the first purely abstract works. Born in Moscow, Kandinsky spent his childhood in Odessa. He enrolled at the University of Moscow, studying law and economics. Successful in his profession - he was offered a professorship (chair of Roman Law) at the University of Dorpat - he began painting studies (life-drawing, sketching and anatomy) at the age of 30.

For more biographical notes see part 1. For earlier works see parts 1, 2 and 3. This is part 4 of a 4-part post on the works of Wassily Kandinsky. The works are shown in chronological order:


1928 Black-Red
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1928 Little Game
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1928 On the Points
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1929 Downward
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1929 Upward 
oil on cardboard
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1930 Capricious 
oil on cardboard 40.5 x 56 cm
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1930 Green Emptiness
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1930 Three Rectangles
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1931 Black Lace 
oil on cardboard 70 x 59.5 cm 
© ProLitteris, Zürich
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1931 Brownish 
oil on cardboard 49.2 x 70.2 cm
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1931 Circulation Slowed
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1932 Decisive Pink 
oil on canvas 80.9 x 100 cm
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1933 Compensation Rose
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1933 Gloomy Situation 
watercolour, gouache and pencil on paper 47.3 x 66.8 cm
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1933 Soft Roughness
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1933 Increase 
oil, egg tempera and ink on paper 51 x 31.4 cm
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1934 Surfaces Meeting
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1935 Brown with Supplement
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1935 Orange Violet 
oil on canvas 88.9 x 116.2 cm
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1935 Two Green Points
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1936 Composition IX 
oil on canvas 113.5 x 195 cm
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1936 Dominant Curve 
oil on canvas 129.3 x 194.3 cm
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1936 White Line
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1937 Thirty 
oil on canvas 80 x 100 cm
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1938 Colourful Ensemble 
oil and gloss on canvas 116 x 89 cm
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1939 Composition X
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1940 Around the Circle
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1940 Sky Blue 
oil on canvas 100 x 73 cm
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1940 Various Parts
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1941 Various Actions 
oil and enamel on canvas
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1942 A Floating Figure
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1942 Intime Message
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1942 Reciprocal Accords
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1943 Conglomerat
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1943 The Arrow 
oil on cardboard 41.9 x 57.9 cm 
© ProLitteris, Zürich
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1944 Composition
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1944 Tempered Elan 
oil on cardboard 42 x 58 cm
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1944 Untitled
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