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White Cloud. 1918

Kandinsky Vasili,
Oil on glass
25 х 31

State Russian Museum

Пост. в 1930 из ГТГ


Female Rider in Hills, Female Rider and Blue Lions, White Cloud and With Fruits are painted in oil on glass ‒ a technique dating back to the traditions of Old German folk art, which Wassily Kandinsky studied in Murnau in the late 1900s and returned to at the end of the 1910s. The most remarkable features of these works are its naive narrativeness, deliberate rejection of real scales and perspective, bright and flat painting of the figures and objects, equality between the major and minor details and the strongly expressed folkloric basis.

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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