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Artists Of The 20th Century: Wassily Kandinsky
Artists Of The 20th Century: Wassily Kandinsky


 
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Item #:  D2666
Our Price: $19.99
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Running Time: 50 minutes
Color: Color
UPC: 032031266698
ISBN: 0-7697-2666-6


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Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky is generally regarded as an originator of abstract painting and one of the most important innovators in modern art, both as an artist and as a theorist. He only started painting when he was 30 after training as a lawyer in Moscow, suddenly abandoning his home and profession and traveling to Munich to study art. His talent quickly tested the constraints of art school and he began exploring his own ideas.

Beginning in 1903, his work was exhibited throughout Europe and often caused controversy among the public, critics and his contemporaries. Kandinsky's unrelenting quest for new forms produced works of a great many styles. His earlier works, both abstract and figurative, are characterized by a romantic superabundance of brilliant colors and complex patterns.

In the 1920's, his work took him to the extremes of geometric abstraction, with sharply etched outlines and clear patterns. In very late works, Kandinsky blended the free, intuitive image of his earlier years with these geometric forms to create a more elegant, beautifully balanced style. Accompanied by spectacular images of the artist's greatest work.

Titles in the Artists of the 20th Century series include:
D2660 MARC CHAGALL
D2661 PABLO PICASSO
D2662 MAN RAY
D2663 PAUL KLEE
D2664 PIET MONDRIAN
D2665 ANDY WARHOL
D2666 WASSILY KANDINSKY
D2668 JOAN MIRO
D2669 FRANCIS BACON
D2670 HENRI MATISSE
D2671 SALVADOR DALI
D2672 JACKSON POLLOCK
D2673 MARCEL DUCHAMP
D2674 ALBERTO GIACOMETTI

 

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