• Wassily Kandinsky - Black Dash, 1920
  • Wassily Kandinsky - Black Dash, 1920
  • Wassily Kandinsky - Black Dash, 1920
  • Wassily Kandinsky - Black Dash, 1920
  • Wassily Kandinsky - Black Dash, 1920
  • Wassily Kandinsky - Black Dash, 1920
  • Wassily Kandinsky - Black Dash, 1920

Wassily Kandinsky - Black Dash, 1920

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AT FIRST GLANCE, "BLACK DASH" APPEARS TO BE AN EXERCISE OF PURE ABSTRACTION. BUT ON CLOSER INSPECTION IT SEEMS TO HAVE SOMETHING OF THE CITY ABOUT IT. THOSE DOMINANT GREY TONES, WITH THEIR DARKER BLOTCHES AND FRINGES, RECALL THE PAVEMENTS AND GRANITE FACADES OF SAINT PETERSBURG OR MOSCOW – AS IF KANDINSKY WERE PAINTING A MEMORY OF THE COUNTRY THAT HE HAD LEFT BEHIND. THE YELLOW FORMS COULD BE READ AS GLOWING NEON STREETLAMPS; THE BLUE AND THE PARALLEL WAVES AS SLOW-MOVING RIVERS ENCASED IN MANMADE EMBANKMENTS. AS FOR THE BLACK DASH ITSELF, THE JAGGED SHAPE AT THE CENTRE OF THE PAINTING, THAT LOOKS LIKE A CRACK IN THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE COMPOSITION, AN UNMENDABLE FISSURE. THE OVERALL EFFECT OF THE WORK IS LAYERED AND COMPLEX, LIKE A MODERNIST SYMPHONY. AS KANDINSKY HIMSELF WROTE: ‘FORM ITSELF, EVEN IF COMPLETELY ABSTRACT, HAS ITS OWN INNER SOUND.’

Dimensions:
Non Framed: H. 54 cm / L. 70 cm - Framed: H. 55 cm / L. 71 cm
Technique:
LITO HI-RND© print on canvas

Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944), a Russian painter and art theorist, pioneered abstract art. Originally a lawyer, he shifted to art in Munich, where he joined the avant-garde Phalanx group. Influenced by Fauvism and Cubism, Kandinsky's distinctive style emerged, leading to some of the first purely abstract paintings. In 1911, his influential book "Concerning the Spiritual in Art" explored the spiritual dimensions of art. He played a key role in the Bauhaus movement and settled in France during World War II. Kandinsky's legacy is defined by his innovative use of color and form, influencing modern art theories and leaving a lasting impact on abstract expressionism.

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