Vasily Kandinsky: Around the Circle



Vasily Kandinsky, a pioneer of abstract art in the 20th century, is reexamined through an impressive compilation of works from the renowned museum. This opulent publication delves into Kandinsky's life and artistic philosophy, shedding new light on this influential figure of European modernism. A series of illuminating essays explores his connections to avant-garde movements, his musical influences, his travels, and the motivations behind his radical approach to abstraction. From his early years in Moscow to his later years in Europe, Kandinsky's journey is intricately intertwined with the sociopolitical landscape of his time, and this is reflected in his evolving style. This book also features a substantial selection of Kandinsky's works, including oil and sand paintings, reverse-glass paintings, woodcuts, watercolors, and drawings. A comprehensive chronicle of the artist's life and achievements, including notable exhibitions and publications, completes this elegant volume presented by the Guggenheim Museum.


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