Sunday, 19 August 2012

Wassily Kandinsky - part 2

1906 colour woodcut 
Portrait of Wassily Kandinsky by Gabriele Munter

Wassily Kandinsky (1866 –1944) was an influential Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with painting the first purely abstract works. Born in Moscow, Kandinsky spent his childhood in Odessa. He enrolled at the University of Moscow, studying law and economics. Successful in his profession - he was offered a professorship (chair of Roman Law) at the University of Dorpat - he began painting studies (life-drawing, sketching and anatomy) at the age of 30.

For more biographical notes and for earlier works, see part 1. This is part 2 of a 4-part post on the works of Wassily Kandinsky. The works are shown in chronological order:


1909 The Waterfall 
oil on pasteboard 70 x 97.5 cm
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1909 Winter Landscape 
oil on cardboard 75.5 x 97.5 cm
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

c1909-10 Two Riders and Reclining Figure 
oil on canvas 70.4 x 70.1 cm
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1910 Church in Murnau 
oil on cardboard
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1910 Improvisation 11 
oil on canvas 97.5 x 106.5 cm
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1910 Improvisation 19 
oil on canvas 120 x 141.5 cm
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1910 Improvisation 7 
131 x 97 cm
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1910 Improvisation 9 
oil on canvas 110 x 110 cm
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1910 Mountain Landscape with Church
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1910 Untitled 
( First Abstract Watercolour ) 188 x 196 cm
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1910-11 Cossacks 
oil on canvas 94.6 x 130.2 cm
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1911 All Saints Day l 
oil on canvas 50 x 64.5 cm
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1911 Angel of the Last Judgment 
oil on cardboard 64 x 50 cm
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1911 Composition IV 
oil on canvas 159.5 x 250.5 cm
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1911 Composition V 
oil on canvas 190 x 275 cm
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1911 Impression III ( Concert ) 
oil on canvas 77.5 x 100 cm
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1911 Nude 
watercolour on paper 33.1 x 33 cm
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1911 Painting with Troika 
oil on cardboard 69.5 x 97.2 cm 
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1911 Rain Landscape 
watercolour 25.4 x 31.8 cm
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1912 Black Spot 
oil on canvas 100 x 130 cm
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1912 Improvisation 27 ( Garden of Love II ) 
oil on canvas 120.3 x 140.3 cm
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1912 Landscape with Two Poplars
oil on canvas 78.8 x 100.4 cm
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1912 The Last Judgment
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1913 Black Lines I 
oil on canvas 129.4 x 131.1 cm 
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1913 Composition VI 
oil on canvas 195 x 300 cm
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1913 Composition VII 
oil on canvas
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris


1913 Flood Improvisation 
oil on canvas
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1913 Improvisation 31 ( Sea Battle )
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1913 Landscape with Red Spots, No. 2 
oil on canvas 117.5 x 140 cm
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1913 Painting with Green Centre 
oil on canvas 108.9 x 118.4 cm
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris 


1913 Small Pleasures 
oil on canvas 109.8 x 119.7 cm
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1913 Study for "painting with White Border" 
watercolour 39 x 35 cm
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1913 Improvisation No. 30 ( Cannons ) 
oil on canvas 111 x 111.3 cm
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1914 Improvisation 35 
oil on canvas 110.3 x 120.3 cm 
© ProLitteris, Zürich
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1914 Improvisation 
watercolour 35.6 x 44.8 cm
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1914 Painting with Three Spots 
oil on canvas 120 x 111 cm
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1914 Untitled Improvisation V 
oil on canvas 111 x 111 cm
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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