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Painting with Points. 1919

Kandinsky Vasili,
Oil on canvas
126 x 95

State Russian Museum

Пост. в 1920 из ГМФ


Painted in dark, gloomy tones and saturated with “spiky” forms, Painting with Points has both aggressionand dramatics at the same time. It is possiblethat these feelings had settled in Kandinsky’s soul, who felt like he was more and more alonein the new Soviet Russia. It cannot be ruled outthat the splash of red, like the cross to the right inthe distance, was a metaphor for old and new Russia.

Author's Biography

Kandinsky Vasili

Kandinsky, Wassily (Vasily Vasilyevich)
1866, Moscow - 1944, Neuillysur-Seine (France)
Painter, graphic artist, book illustrator, writer on painting and poetry. Studied law and political economy at the Moscow University (1885-93). Studied art at Anton Aube's private studio (1896-97) and the Akademie Franz von Stuck in Munich (1900). One of the founders of the Phalanx group (1901), organised the Neue Kimst-lervereinigung in Munich (1909). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Jack of Diamonds (1910, 1912), Der blaue Reiter (1911-12) and Galerie Der Strum (1913). Worked for Department of An, People's Commissariat of Education (1918), headed the Museum of Painterly Culture in Moscow (1919-20). Emigrated to Germany (1921) and France (1933).

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