Wassily Kandinsky Biography and Artwork

Wassily Kandinsky, born in Moscow in 1866, was a Russian painter and art theorist. He grew up in Odessa and studied law and economics at the University of Moscow before moving to Munich to pursue his passion for art. Kandinsky is considered one of the pioneers of abstraction in western art.

The artist’s unique perspective on the form and function of art emphasized combining visual and auditory elements. This concept is evident in his paintings with vivid colors, shapes, lines, and forms that convey emotions without the need for specific objects or subjects.

Kandinsky’s influence on modern abstract painting gave rise to a new movement where artists began to explore color theory, symbolism, and spirituality in their works. His contributions to Art Theory led him to write “Concerning the Spiritual In Art,” an iconic text that explores the relationship between spirituality and artistic expression.

Throughout his career as a painter spanning decades, Wassily Kandinsky created several significant works like Composition VIII, Yellow-Red-Blue, Circles in a Circle among others. His innovative approach saw many imitators but none could match his distinct style that brought together music composition with painting leading him into becoming one of Russia’s leading painters.

All Wassily Kandinsky Artwork on Artchive

Artwork Name Year Medium
In The Blue 1925 Oil On Cardboard
Improvisation 7 1910 Oil On Canvas
Small Dream In Red 1925 Oil On Paper On Card
Collection of Asher B. Edelman 1923 Oil On Canvas
With Black Arch 1912 Oil On Canvas
Black Spot I 1912 Oil on Canvas
Fragment 2 for Composition VII 1913 Oil on Canvas
Murnau with Church I 1910 Oil on cardboard
Composition IV 1911 Oil on Canvas
Composition IX 1936 Oil on Canvas
Composition V 1911 Oil on Canvas
Composition VI 1913 Oil on Canvas
Composition VII 1913 Oil on Canvas
Composition X 1939 Oil on Canvas
Painting with Green Center 1913 Oil on Canvas
Transverse Line 1923 Oil on Canvas
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