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Kandinsky Watercolours: And Other Works on Paper

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Vasily Kandinsky (1866-1944) is one of the most important and influential painters of the twentieth century, and was one of the first Western artists to create pictures without figurative motifs, consisting exclusively of colours and forms selected and arranged for their own sake. He was also the first 'abstract' painter (although he generally avoided the term) to explain and justify what he was doing. His theoretical writings, including Concerning the Spiritual in Art (1912) and Point and Line to Plane (1926), ...
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Overview

Vasily Kandinsky (1866-1944) is one of the most important and influential painters of the twentieth century, and was one of the first Western artists to create pictures without figurative motifs, consisting exclusively of colours and forms selected and arranged for their own sake. He was also the first 'abstract' painter (although he generally avoided the term) to explain and justify what he was doing. His theoretical writings, including Concerning the Spiritual in Art (1912) and Point and Line to Plane (1926), both classics of their kind, are among the most significant texts written by any artist this century.. "In this catalogue of the first major showing of Kandinsky's work for some years, over 130 works on paper are reproduced in full colour and shown in the context of Kandinsky's oeuvre as a whole. In his introductory essay, Frank Whitford traces Kandinsky's entire artistic career, placing it in the context of his life in Russia, Germany and France and highlighting the importance of watercolours in particular.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780500092897
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 10.04 (w) x 11.15 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Table of Contents

Exhibition Patrons Group 6
President's Foreword 7
Acknowledgements 8
Lenders to the Exhibition 9
Introduction 10
Moscow and Munich 1866-1914 22
Moscow and the Bauhaus 1915-1933 34
Paris 1934-1944 48
Catalogue 90
List of Works 203
Chronology 209
Kandinsky by his Contemporaries 216
Select Bibliography 218
Photographic Credits 219
Index 220
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