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Kandinsky

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The artist Vasily Kandinsky (1866-1944) strove to reveal the hidden inner universe of human emotion and spirituality. These twelve striking paintings serve as entryways into a world of pure feelings. Carefully selected works illustrate Kandinsky's mastery of color and abstraction.
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Overview

The artist Vasily Kandinsky (1866-1944) strove to reveal the hidden inner universe of human emotion and spirituality. These twelve striking paintings serve as entryways into a world of pure feelings. Carefully selected works illustrate Kandinsky's mastery of color and abstraction.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This invaluable scholarly monograph on abstract Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) reproduces scores of recently rediscovered paintings that had languishd for decades in Soviet museums and in private collections. German art historian Hahl-Koch provides a wealth of new details on Kandinsky's life and art, discussing, for example, his little-known experimental stage plays which strove for a synthesis of all the arts, and his friendships with Paul Klee, Arnold Schonberg and composer Thomas von Hartmann, who introduced the artist to Sufism, the mystical offshoot of Islam. Most chapters include generous excerpts from Kandinsky's newspaper articles, essays and unpublished letters, creating the impression of a tolerant nonconformist who saw art as inseparably linked with the higher laws of the cosmos. The wonderful reproductions furnish an exciting glimpse of Kandinsky's leap into abstraction after his early absorption of folk and religious art, fauvism and neo-impressionism. (Jan.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847814046
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 3/1/1994
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 12.70 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Acknowledgments 9
I Russia
1 Russian art toward the end of the nineteenth century 13
2 A cultivated family: Kandinsky's childhood 20
3 Student days 27
4 The first oil painting 39
II Munich
1 "Now or never" 51
2 Brief studies with Azbe and Stuck 59
3 Lessons from nature: the early landscapes 64
4 The Phalanx 79
5 The past as artistic inspiration 84
6 Graphic work 96
7 Gabriele Munter and other women 104
8 Murnau 110
9 The New Artists' Association 130
III Change of Instruments
1 The poems 139
2 Kandinsky and the theater 143
3 The synthesis of the arts 152
IV Period of Creative Genius
1 Nature and art are two discrete realms 159
2 On the "spiritual" 172
3 The first abstract oil painting 181
4 Influences, stimuli, mood of the times 190
5 The "Blaue Reiter" 197
6 Self-images 202
7 Kandinsky and politics 220
V Moscow 1915-1921
1 A difficult fresh start 229
2 Change of style 240
3 Action 256
VI The Bauhaus Years
1 Third fresh start 265
2 The geometry of forms 277
3 The debate on abstraction 294
4 A theater project 303
5 "Degenerate" art 308
VII Paris
1 The last move 321
2 Biomorphous style 332
3 Theory and practice 348
4 Nature and art are not two discrete realms 355
The mystery of the last works 375
Developments in research 385
Biographical Summary 391
What Kandinsky's Contemporaries Have to Say 397
Notes 401
Bibliography 413
Index of Names 426
Index of Kandinsky's Works 429
Photo Credits 431
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