Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944 Russie)
More cultural and artistic informations about the painter
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Main works : "Im Blau", "Yellow blue red", "Composition VII", "Composition IX", "For and against", "Improvisation", "Roethel", "Squares and concentric circles".
Artistic movement : Abstraction
Inspiration, influence : Fascinated by colors, his artistic commitment is as much theoretical as practical !
His contemporaries : First, he belonged to the movement "Der Blaue Reiter", then he joined the Bauhaus where he taught, up to the closure of the school by the Nazis in 1933.
To keep in mind : Inventor (or not) of the abstraction, he is one of the giants of the XXth century ! Thinker, theorist and founder of the "revival of the painting", after centuries of "representation of the reality".
To go further : Kandinsky wrote a lot on the art, the color, the forms, but if there is only one book to be read, this is : "Point and line to plane - Contribution to the analysis of the pictorial elements", still the reference today for all the visual artists.