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Vassili Kandinsky : 1866-1944 : a revolution in painting

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Abstract beginnings

A pivotal portfolio in the history of art

Over the course of his artistic career, Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) transformed not only his own style, but the course of art history. From early figurative and landscape painting, he went on to pioneer a spiritual, emotive, rhythmic use of color and line and is today credited with creating the first purely abstract work.
As much a teacher and theorist as he was a practicing artist, Kandinsky's interests in music, theater, poetry, philosophy, ethnology, myth, and the occult, were all essential components to his painting and engraving. He was involved with both the influential Blaue Reiter and Bauhaus groups and left a legacy not only of dazzling visual work, but also of highly influential treatises such as Concerning the Spiritual in Art. Key tenets included the connections between painting, music and mystical experience, and the purification of art away from material realism and towards an emotional expression, condensed
in particular by color.
This book presents key Kandinsky works to introduce his repertoire of vivid colors, forms, and feelings. Tracing the artist's radical stylistic development, it shows how one painter's progression paved the way for generations of abstract expression to come.
« Art has much in common with religion. »

Wassily Kandinsky

Product details

Authors Hajo Düchting
Publisher Taschen
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 30.09.2016
EAN 9783836507462
ISBN 978-3-8365-0746-2
No. of pages 95
Dimensions 220 mm x 270 mm x 10 mm
Weight 401 g
Series Basic Art
Basic Art Series
Series 2.0
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Art
Social sciences, law, business

Kunst, Kunstgeschichte, Expressionismus, TASCHEN, einzelne Künstler, Künstlermonografien, Kleine Reihe Kunst, Erste Hälfte 20. Jahrhundert (1900 bis 1950 n. Chr.), zweite Hälfte 19. Jahrhundert (1850 bis 1899 n. Chr.), Abstraktismus, Hajo Düchting

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