Composition X (1939) by Wassily Kandinsky

Composition X - Wassily Kandinsky - 1939

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TitleComposition X
ArtistWassily Kandinsky
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions130 x 195 cm
Art MovementAbstract Art
Current LocationKunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
Location Created Paris, France

About Composition X

“Composition X” is a quintessential example of abstract art created by the influential artist Wassily Kandinsky in 1939. The artwork is an oil on canvas with dimensions of 130 x 195 cm and encapsulates the Abstract Art movement. Currently held at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf, Germany, the painting was crafted in Paris, France, and is part of Kandinsky’s renowned “Compositions” series.

The artwork presents a complex array of forms and colors that seem to float and overlap against a dark background, creating a dynamic visual experience. Kandinsky’s use of geometric and biomorphic shapes along with vibrant hues illustrates an emotional and rhythmic sense of composition, characteristic of his abstract work. Influenced by music, the painting may invoke the idea of a visual symphony, where colors and shapes interact in harmonious and contrasting ways. This non-representational approach invites viewers to interpret the piece subjectively, thereby engaging with it on a personal and emotional level.

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