Painting with Green Center (1913) by Wassily Kandinsky

Painting with Green Center - Wassily Kandinsky - 1913

Artwork Information

TitlePainting with Green Center
ArtistWassily Kandinsky
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions108.9 x 118.4 cm
Art MovementAbstract Art
Current LocationArt Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US
Location Created Munich / Monaco, Germany

About Painting with Green Center

The artwork “Painting with Green Center” was created by Wassily Kandinsky in 1913, exemplifying the abstract art movement. This oil on canvas is notable for its dimensions of 108.9 cm in height and 118.4 cm in width. Created in Munich, Germany, it presently resides in the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Kandinsky’s artwork is a vibrant composition that transcends the traditional representation of physical reality, instead using color, form, and line to elicit emotional resonance. The piece is characterized by a chaotic yet harmonious blend of shapes and colors, with a green element strategically positioned near the center, which perhaps gives the painting its name. Dominated by bold colors, the artwork exudes a sense of kinetic energy and dynamism. Abstract forms intermingle, suggesting motion and interaction while simultaneously leaving much to the viewer’s interpretation. This work is reflective of Kandinsky’s interest in the psychology of colors and his effort to engage viewers’ senses beyond mere visual stimulation, aiming for a deeper, more profound experience of art.

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