Kandinsky

Kandinsky

by Wassily Kandinsky, Jelena Hahl-Koch
     
 
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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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 Most chapters include generous excerpts from Kandinsky's newspaper articles, essays and unpublished letters, creating the impression of a tolerant nonconformist who saw art as inseparably linked with the higher laws of the cosmos.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.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847814046
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
03/01/1994
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 12.70(h) x 1.50(d)

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