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
|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|