• Wassily Kandinsky - Landscape, 1901
  • Wassily Kandinsky - Landscape, 1901
  • Wassily Kandinsky - Landscape, 1901
  • Wassily Kandinsky - Landscape, 1901
  • Wassily Kandinsky - Landscape, 1901
  • Wassily Kandinsky - Landscape, 1901

Wassily Kandinsky - Landscape, 1901

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WHEN KANDINSKY PAINTED THIS LANDSCAPE AT THE TURN OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, HE WAS STILL A MAIN IN SEARCH OF HIS ARTISTIC DESTINY. THE GREAT BREAKTHROUGH OF ABSTRACTION WAS STILL A DECADE AWAY, AND FOR NOW KANDINSKY WORKING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MANET AND NEO-IMPRESSIONISM. NEARLY ALL THE WORKS HE PRODUCED IN 1901 WERE LANDSCAPES PAINTED "EN PLEIN AIR", THE OIL PAINT IS LAID ON SO THICKLY THAT INDIVIDUAL ELEMENT SUCH AS THE SPADE-SHAPED TREES ALMOST STAND OUT IN RELIEF. ‘HE USED A PALETTE KNIFE RATHER THAN A BRUSH TO APPLY BRIGHT PIGMENTS LAYER ON LAYER,’ WROTE KANDINSKY'S FELLOW STUDENT, IGOR GRABAR. ‘THESE TURNED OUT TO BE MULTI-COLOURED, UNRESOLVED STUDIES – AND AMONG OURSELVES WE JOKED ABOUT HIS EXERCISES IN PURITY OF COLOUR.’ BUT KANDINSKY WAS FEELING HIS WAY TOWARDS A GRAND THEORY OF COLOUR IN ART. THIS LANDSCAPE IS ONE OF HIS MORE BEAUTIFUL EARLY EXPERIMENTS.

Dimensions:
Non Framed: H. 22 cm / L. 30 cm - Framed: H. 23 cm / L. 31 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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