Transverse Line (1923) by Wassily Kandinsky

Transverse Line - Wassily Kandinsky - 1923

Artwork Information

TitleTransverse Line
ArtistWassily Kandinsky
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions141 x 202 cm
Art MovementAbstract Art
Current LocationKunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
Location Created Alten / Dessau-alten, Germany

About Transverse Line

The artwork titled “Transverse Line” was created by Wassily Kandinsky in 1923. This oil on canvas masterpiece is a prime example of Abstract Art and measures 141 x 202 cm. It is currently housed at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf, Germany. The piece was created in Alten/Dessau-Alten, Germany, and falls under the genre of abstract art, reflecting the movement’s focus on non-objective forms and the exploration of color and shape.

“Transverse Line” by Kandinsky is a bold composition that harmonizes a spectrum of abstract elements and vibrant colors into a dynamic whole. The painting presents a collection of geometric shapes, lines, and organic forms that coalesce into an intricate and non-representational depiction. The use of contrasting colors and the interplay of forms suggest rhythm and movement, evoking emotional responses from the viewer. The combination of these elements exemplifies Kandinsky’s belief in the spiritual power of art and abstract forms’ ability to transcend the physical world and communicate deeper universal truths.

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