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Oil Paintings Yellow Red Blue by Wassily Kandinsky

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

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Yellow Red Blue was painted by Wassily Kandinsky in 1925. This painting can be reproduced on canvas by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 127 cm, Width: 200 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Oil Paintings Composition VIII by Wassily Kandinsky

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

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Composition VIII was painted by Wassily Kandinsky in 1923. This painting can be reproduced on canvas by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 140 cm, Width: 201 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Wassily Kandinsky Painting Lake Starnberg

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Wassily Kandinsky Painting Lake Starnberg

Painting Lake Starnberg was painted by Wassily Kandinsky in 1908. Kandinsky was one of the pioneers of abstract painting, which he believed was capable of expressing a higher spiritual and emotional reality.  Wassily Kandinsky Paintings for sale

It was in 1908, when he made this painting, that he began to gradually strip away representational images from his work, using areas of vibrant colour instead to stimulate emotion in the viewer. During this period, the natural landscape and folk arts of southern Bavaria provided inspiration as well as his frequent subject-matter. Lake Starnberg is close to Munich, where Kandinsky had lived since 1896, gradually establishing himself as an artist. Abstract Paintings for sale

Wassily Kandinsky Paintings Cossacks

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Wassily Kandinsky Paintings Cossacks

Painting Cossacks was painted by Wassily Kandinsky in 1910. Kandinsky believed that abstract paintings could convey spiritual and emotional values simply through the arrangement of colours and lines. Wassily Kandinsky Paintings for sale

Cossacks was made during a transitional period, when he retained some representational elements, such as the two Russian cavalrymen in tall orange hats in the foreground of the painting. Kandinsky considered these as points at which the images could be registered, rather than the true content of the painting. Abstract Paintings for sale

About Artist Wassily Kandinsky

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

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Wassily Kandinsky was born in Moscow in 1866, Kandinsky combined in himself Eastern and Western strains. His father’s family came from Siberia and one of his ancestors was an Asiatic princess. As a child he was dazzled by the colors of nature. He studied music, law, economics and ethnography, and only after a thorough grounding in each of these disciplines did he decide to become a painter.

After two years in Munich art school, he traveled widely, making long stays in Holland, France, Tunisia and Italy. During these prentice years his experiments in Impressionism and post-Impressionism only served to intensify his abiding memories of the romantic, mythical Russia of his youth, and his art took on the character of a mystical quest, a longed-for return to a lost ideal.

He made his home at Murnau, south of Munich, and gradually moved on from highly colored interpretations of actual landscapes to powerful visions of a world dreamed of or imagined, in which impinging lines of force and surging patches of color reinvest the creative gesture with all its primal violence and energy. This was the beginning of Kandinsky’s great dramatic period, and the birth of abstract art. From the fullness of his inner life the painter created lines, planes and forms that for the first time can be called autonomous. Wassily Kandinsky paintings were dematerialized, released from the thrall of appearances, the better to serve the spiritual values that inspired them. At the same time, while painting these epoch-making watercolors and oils, he wrote (1910) and published (1912) the historic treatise embodying the results of his reflections and experiments: Concerning the Spiritual in Art.

Here he made a fresh start, working on a more scientific basis. Composing in an essentially dynamic key expressive of movement, growth and flux, he worked out a precise, minutely calculated idiom of his own, a formulation of points and lines, combining and contending with each other to create curves, circles and significant geometric figures.

In 1933, the Nazis having come to power in Germany and closed down the Bauhaus, Kandinsky took refuge in France where he spent the last eleven years of his life, hard at work on the final, transcendental synthesis of his ideas and discoveries, sustained now as always by close contact with the vital, unseen forces of the world. These he recorded with a sureness of hand and a new-found intensity of color that convey the serenely matured power of an artist of inflexible purpose and singleness of mind. War and hardships notwithstanding, his work developed with unslackening vigor, to the very end and affirmation of faith in the future of the human spirit.