A MASTERPIECE, IN THE HISTORY OF PAINTING
This watercolor, which would be the first abstract painting in the world, has raised controversies and discussions, and has provoked many contradictory theses. There are two opposing trends: that which really dates from 1910, and which includes it in a series of studies for Composition VII, which rejects this dating and brings it closer to the works and style of 1913. Plans for this latter thesis The format unusual and too large for the time, and especially a late inscription of this work in the handwritten register that regularly keeps Kandinsky from 1919. [wikipedia.org]
oil on canvas
79 × 119 in (200.7 × 302.3 cm)
Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
THIS WORK IS PUBLIC DOMAIN IN THE UNITED STATES.
[ Source of the photo and description: commons.wikimedia.org]
Photo user: Oreiller lin . Source: zh.wikipedia.org
Vassily Kandinsky: is a German painter, engraver, theoretician of art, poet and playwright, then French, of Russian origin. Born in Moscow on 4 December (22 November) 1866 and died in Neuilly-sur-Seine (France) on 13 December 1944,
Considered one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. He is one of the founders of abstract art.
He is generally considered to be the author of the first non-figurative work in the history of modern art, a 1910 watercolor that will be called « abstract ».
Kandinsky’s creation of a purely abstract work was the fruit of a long development, a long maturation and an intense theoretical reflection based on his personal experience as a painter and on the impulse of his mind towards inner beauty And that profound spiritual desire which he called « inner necessity, » which he held to be an essential principle of art.
The largest collection of his paintings exists at the Center Georges-Pompidou in Paris.
[ wikipedia.org ]