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Kandinsky, Wassily 1866-1944

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Concerning the spiritual in art by Wassily Kandinsky( Book )

289 editions published between 1911 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 3,942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is Russian painter and art theorist Wassily Kandinsky's (1866-1944) explanation of the concepts that led to abstract painting in the modern era. Kandinsky recognized the connection between music and painting. He also suggests that artists free themselves from the material world so that they can express their inner impulses. According to Kandinsky, abstract painting requires contemplation to reveal its meaning. Furthermore, the meaning may be a projection of the inner life of the viewer as much as it is the inner life of the artists. This concept is not new to music but it certainly was new to painting in 1911. Kandinsky also offers insightful comments regarding his contemporaries, recognizing Matisse as the 20th century master of color and Picasso as the 20th century master of line. He faults them both, however, for not making the final step toward complete abandonment of the physical world. Kandinsky also asserts that imitative painting of other eras was a deadly trap for the artist, yet responding to the eternal call of the unconscious forces in an earlier period of art history was a valid area of exploration. Kandinsky believed that art progressed, that artistic concepts built on each other and that there was a triangle of artistic conception that moved forward to some end point, yet to be discovered. Kandinsky warns against pattern painting, which he thought would lead to monotony and away from spirituality
The Blaue Reiter almanac by Wassily Kandinsky( Book )

134 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La publicación recoge la traducción del texto original completo del almanaque "Der Blaue Reiter", con todas las ilustraciones de la edición de 1912, almanaque considerado como manifiesto del movimiento moderno previo a la primera guerra mundial
Wassily Kandinsky : life and work by Will Grohmann( Book )

9 editions published between 1955 and 1961 in 3 languages and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerning the spiritual in art, and painting in particular. 1912. [A version of the Sadleir translation by Wassily Kandinsky( Book )

41 editions published between 1933 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kandinsky, complete writings on art by Wassily Kandinsky( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here, available for the first time in paperback are all of Kandinsky's writings on art, newly translated into English. Editors Kenneth C. Lindsay and Peter Vergo have taken their translations directly from Kandinsky's original texts, and have included selected interviews, lecture notes, and newly discovered items along with his more formal writings"--Page 4 of cover
Arnold Schoenberg, Wassily Kandinsky : letters, pictures, and documents by Arnold Schoenberg( Book )

28 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Point and line to plane by Wassily Kandinsky( Book )

23 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this famous work by a pioneer in the movement to free art from the bonds of tradition, a work long considered essential to understanding the evolution of 20th-century art, Kandinsky explores the role of the line, point, and other key elements of non-objective painting. 127 illustrations
Kandinsky by Jelena Hahl-Fontaine( Book )

12 editions published in 1993 in 5 languages and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first monograph to take into account the latest findings from Russia and Eastern Europe. Kandinsky's own works, including extracts from unpublished manuscripts, are used as commentary on his paintings. Abstract art as it is today is largely the product of Kandinsky's endeavors
Kandinsky and Old Russia : the artist as ethnographer and shaman by Peg Weiss( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vasilii Kandinsky, whom many consider to be the father of abstract painting, was also a trained ethnographer with an abiding interest in the folklore of Old Russia. In this provocative book, Peg Weiss provides an entirely new interpretation of Kandinsky's art by examining for the first time how this commitment to his ethnic Russian heritage influenced the painter's work throughout his career
Kandinsky at the Guggenheim by Vivian Endicott Barnett( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over het werk van de Russische kunstenaar Vasilij Vasil'evic̆ Kandinskij (1866-1944) in het New Yorkse museum
Kandinsky compositions by Magdalena Dabrowski( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vasily Kandinsky : a colorful life : the collection of the Lenbachhaus, Munich by Vivian Endicott Barnett( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in Russia, Vasily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was one of the most original and influential artists to emerge in the twentieth century. He is known primarily for his daring use of color in startling non-objective works. Vasily Kandinsky: A Colorful Life is the most comprehensive and fully illustrated account to date of his early work, from 1900 to 1914, the period in which he made his radical shift to abstraction - and in so doing altered the very concept of art itself. The works presented here are from the collection of the city museum of Munich, or Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus. They were given to the Galerie in 1957 by the artist Gabriele Munter, who was Kandinsky's companion from 1903 to the beginning of World War I. They are being shown at the Galerie in their entirety for the first time in a major exhibition, for which this book serves as the catalogue. In compelling, readable text that draws on the latest research, noted Kandinsky expert Vivian Endicott Barnett illuminates the life and work of the artist. She begins with sketches made during his student years in Munich and considers also his interest in folk art, myths and fairy tales, the small oil studies from nature, medieval scenes, woodcuts, glass paintings and landscapes he made before progressing to the first abstractions. Included as well are the important paintings from the series of Improvisations, Impressions, and Compositions, which are among the highlights of his involvement with the Blue Rider group, and later works from his Bauhaus and Paris years. This sumptuous book includes more than 700 examples of Kandinsky's early genius, most of them brilliantly reproduced in full color. The works are organized chronologically, and paintings are accompanied, when relevant, by preliminary sketches and prints."--Jacket
Kandinsky by Wassily Kandinsky( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and French and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents abstract Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944). It reproduces scores of recently rediscovered paintings that had languished for decades in Soviet museums and in private collections. The author provides new details on Kandinsky's life and art, discussing his little-known experimental stage plays which strove for a synthesis of all the arts, and his friendships with Paul Klee, Arnold Schonberg and composer Thomas von Hartmann, who introduced the artist to Sufism, the mystical offshoot of Islam. Most chapters include excerpts from Kandinsky's newspaper articles, essays and unpublished letters, creating the impression of a tolerant nonconformist who saw art as inseparably linked with the higher laws of the cosmos. The reproductions provide an exciting glimpse of Kandinsky's leap into abstraction after his early absorption of folk and religious art, fauvism and neo-impressionism
Kandinsky, catalogue raisonné of the oil-paintings by Hans Konrad Röthel( Book )

15 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue raisonné
Kandinsky : watercolours and other works on paper by Frank Whitford( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Jacket
Tableaux : after Kandinsky : for piano and orchestra ; Violin concerto ; Symphony no. 2 by Henri Lazarof( )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays über Kunst und Künstler by Wassily Kandinsky( Book )

41 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in German and Spanish and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Este libro forma parte de la serie de ensayos de teoría del arte escritos por Kandinsky. Recoge una selección de dibujos del autor ruso
Kandinsky watercolours : catalogue raisonné by Vivian Endicott Barnett( Book )

14 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Punkt und Linie zu Fläche : Beitrag zur Analyse der malerischen Elemente by Wassily Kandinsky( Book )

41 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kandinsky by Arturo Bovi( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Concerning the spiritual in art
The Blaue Reiter almanacConcerning the spiritual in art, and painting in particular. 1912. [A version of the Sadleir translationKandinsky, complete writings on artPoint and line to planeKandinskyKandinsky and Old Russia : the artist as ethnographer and shamanKandinsky compositionsVasily Kandinsky : a colorful life : the collection of the Lenbachhaus, Munich
Alternative Names
Basilius Kandinsky


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바실리 칸딘스키

칸딘스키, W. 1866-1944

칸딘스키, 바실리 1866-1944

칸딘스키, 바씰리 1866-1944

캔딘스키 1866-1944


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