Portrait of Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky Painting Reproductions 1 of 7

1866-1944

Russian Expressionist Painter

Wassily Kandinsky was a renowned Russian painter and art theorist who is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of abstract art. He was born on December 16, 1866, in Moscow, Russia, and passed away on December 13, 1944, in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. Kandinsky's artistic career spanned several countries, and he played a crucial role in the development of abstract expressionism.

Wassily Kandinsky was born into a well-to-do family in Moscow. His father was a tea merchant, and his mother came from a family of Mongol descent. Despite showing an early interest in art, Kandinsky initially pursued a more conventional path. He attended the University of Moscow, where he studied law and economics. During this time, he became involved with the university's ethnographic museum, where he researched and published articles on folk art.

In 1896, at the age of 30, Kandinsky decided to pursue a career in art. He moved to Munich, Germany, and enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts. He studied under Anton Ažbe and later Franz von Stuck. During this period, Kandinsky's artistic style primarily revolved around traditional landscapes and figurative works.

Kandinsky's artistic journey took a significant turn in 1901 when he saw an exhibition of paintings by Claude Monet. The encounter with Monet's work had a profound impact on Kandinsky, inspiring him to explore the potential of color and form beyond representational art.

In 1910, Kandinsky co-founded the influential artistic group known as "Der Blaue Reiter" (The Blue Rider) with fellow artist Franz Marc. This group sought to express spiritual and emotional ideas through abstract art. Kandinsky's work during this period began to exhibit the characteristics of abstraction, with an emphasis on color, shape, and non-representational forms.

In his seminal 1910 treatise, "Concerning the Spiritual in Art," Kandinsky articulated his theories on the spiritual significance of abstract art and the potential for color and form to evoke emotions. This work solidified his reputation as a leading figure in the development of abstract art and established him as a prominent art theorist.

After the outbreak of World War I, Kandinsky returned to Russia in 1914. He became involved with the Russian Revolution and was appointed as a commissar for visual arts. He taught at the Moscow Academy of Fine Arts and played a significant role in establishing the Institute of Artistic Culture in Moscow.

However, political turmoil and the rise of the Soviet regime led Kandinsky to leave Russia in 1921. He settled in Germany, where he joined the faculty of the Bauhaus school in Weimar. At the Bauhaus, Kandinsky continued to explore abstract art and taught various art courses. The school was eventually closed by the Nazis in 1933, and Kandinsky was forced to leave Germany.

Kandinsky spent his final years in France, where he produced some of his most iconic works. He continued to experiment with color, form, and abstraction, creating vibrant and energetic compositions. Wassily Kandinsky passed away on December 13, 1944, in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.

Kandinsky's contributions to abstract art were profound. He is considered one of the key figures in the development of non-representational art and a pioneer of the abstract expressionist movement. His innovative use of color, form, and composition helped redefine the possibilities of artistic expression, inspiring generations of artists to explore the boundaries of traditional representation.

160 Kandinsky Paintings

Upward, 1929 by Kandinsky | Painting Reproduction

Upward 1929

Oil Painting
$708
Canvas Print
$50.14
SKU: KAW-3935
Wassily Kandinsky
Original Size: 70 x 49 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Concentric Circles, 1913 by Kandinsky | Painting Reproduction

Concentric Circles 1913

Oil Painting
$873
Paper Art Print
$47.60
SKU: KAW-4759
Wassily Kandinsky
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Improvisation 31 (Sea Battle), 1913 by Kandinsky | Painting Reproduction

Improvisation 31 (Sea Battle) 1913

Oil Painting
$1011
Canvas Print
$64.60
SKU: KAW-8480
Wassily Kandinsky
Original Size: 140.7 x 119.7 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Panel for Edwin R. Campbell No. 4, 1914 by Kandinsky | Painting Reproduction

Panel for Edwin R. Campbell No. 4 1914

Oil Painting
$1011
Canvas Print
$57.16
SKU: KAW-16077
Wassily Kandinsky
Original Size: 163 x 122.5 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Panel for Edwin R. Campbell No. 3, 1914 by Kandinsky | Painting Reproduction

Panel for Edwin R. Campbell No. 3 1914

Oil Painting
$896
Canvas Print
$49.98
SKU: KAW-16078
Wassily Kandinsky
Original Size: 162.5 x 92 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Panel for Edwin R. Campbell No. 2, 1914 by Kandinsky | Painting Reproduction

Panel for Edwin R. Campbell No. 2 1914

Oil Painting
$1009
Canvas Print
$57.02
SKU: KAW-16079
Wassily Kandinsky
Original Size: 162.6 x 122.7 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Panel for Edwin R. Campbell No. 1, 1914 by Kandinsky | Painting Reproduction

Panel for Edwin R. Campbell No. 1 1914

Oil Painting
$886
Canvas Print
$49.98
SKU: KAW-16080
Wassily Kandinsky
Original Size: 162.5 x 80 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Picture with an Archer, 1909 by Kandinsky | Painting Reproduction

Picture with an Archer 1909

Oil Painting
$1080
Canvas Print
$62.11
SKU: KAW-16081
Wassily Kandinsky
Original Size: 175 x 144.6 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Soft Pressure, 1931 by Kandinsky | Painting Reproduction

Soft Pressure 1931

Oil Painting
$1059
Canvas Print
$74.64
SKU: KAW-16082
Wassily Kandinsky
Original Size: 99.5 x 99 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Small Pleasures, 1913 by Kandinsky | Painting Reproduction

Small Pleasures 1913

Oil Painting
$1133
Canvas Print
$69.41
SKU: KAW-16083
Wassily Kandinsky
Original Size: 110.2 x 119.4 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Sketch for 'Composition II', c.1909/10 by Kandinsky | Painting Reproduction

Sketch for 'Composition II' c.1909/10

Oil Painting
$986
Canvas Print
$54.82
SKU: KAW-16084
Wassily Kandinsky
Original Size: 97.5 x 131.2 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Blue Mountain, c.1908/09 by Kandinsky | Painting Reproduction

Blue Mountain c.1908/09

Oil Painting
$977
Canvas Print
$69.14
SKU: KAW-16085
Wassily Kandinsky
Original Size: 106 x 96.6 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Group in Crinolines, 1909 by Kandinsky | Painting Reproduction

Group in Crinolines 1909

Oil Painting
$962
Canvas Print
$49.98
SKU: KAW-16086
Wassily Kandinsky
Original Size: 95.2 x 150 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Improvisation 28 (second version), 1912 by Kandinsky | Painting Reproduction

Improvisation 28 (second version) 1912

Oil Painting
$977
Canvas Print
$50.96
SKU: KAW-16087
Wassily Kandinsky
Original Size: 111.4 x 162 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Black Lines, 1913 by Kandinsky | Painting Reproduction

Black Lines 1913

Oil Painting
$1133
Canvas Print
$75.20
SKU: KAW-16088
Wassily Kandinsky
Original Size: 129.4 x 131 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Landscape with Red Spots, No. 2, 1913 by Kandinsky | Painting Reproduction

Landscape with Red Spots, No. 2 1913

Oil Painting
$962
Canvas Print
$59.63
SKU: KAW-16089
Wassily Kandinsky
Original Size: 117.5 x 140 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Painting with White Border, 1913 by Kandinsky | Painting Reproduction

Painting with White Border 1913

Oil Painting
$1133
Canvas Print
$52.61
SKU: KAW-16090
Wassily Kandinsky
Original Size: 140.3 x 200.3 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

White Cross, 1922 by Kandinsky | Painting Reproduction

White Cross 1922

Oil Painting
$984
Canvas Print
$65.14
SKU: KAW-16091
Wassily Kandinsky
Original Size: 100.5 x 110.6 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Composition 8, 1923 by Kandinsky | Painting Reproduction

Composition 8 1923

Oil Painting
$1004
Canvas Print
$52.89
SKU: KAW-16092
Wassily Kandinsky
Original Size: 140 x 201 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

In the Black Square, 1923 by Kandinsky | Painting Reproduction

In the Black Square 1923

Oil Painting
$1001
Canvas Print
$72.58
SKU: KAW-16093
Wassily Kandinsky
Original Size: 97.5 x 93.3 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Several Circles, 1926 by Kandinsky | Painting Reproduction

Several Circles 1926

Oil Painting
$1029
Canvas Print
$73.96
SKU: KAW-16094
Wassily Kandinsky
Original Size: 140.3 x 140.7 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Accompanied Contrast, 1935 by Kandinsky | Painting Reproduction

Accompanied Contrast 1935

Oil Painting
$944
Canvas Print
$49.98
SKU: KAW-16095
Wassily Kandinsky
Original Size: 97 x 162 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Dominant Curve, 1936 by Kandinsky | Painting Reproduction

Dominant Curve 1936

Oil Painting
$1108
Canvas Print
$50.27
SKU: KAW-16096
Wassily Kandinsky
Original Size: 129.2 x 194.3 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Various Actions, 1941 by Kandinsky | Painting Reproduction

Various Actions 1941

Oil Painting
$1087
Canvas Print
$57.84
SKU: KAW-16097
Wassily Kandinsky
Original Size: 89.2 x 116 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

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