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Kandinsky, Wassily 1866-1944

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Concerning the spiritual in art by Wassily Kandinsky( Book )

346 editions published between 1911 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 2,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pioneering work in the movement to free art from its traditional bonds to material reality, this book is one of the most important documents in the history of modern art. Written by the famous nonobjective painter Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), it explains Kandinsky's own theory of painting and crystallizes the ideas that were influencing many other modern artists of the period. Along with his own ground-breaking paintings, this book had a tremendous impact on the development of modern art. The first part issues a call for a spiritual revolution in painting that will let artists express their own inner lives in abstract, non-material terms. Just as musicians do not depend upon the material world for their music, so artists should not have to depend upon the material world for their art. In the second part, Kandinsky discusses the psychology of colors, the language of form and color, and the responsibilities of the artist. An Introduction by the translator offers additional explanation of Kandinsky's art and theories.--From publisher description
Kandinsky, complete writings on art by Wassily Kandinsky( Book )

28 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 986 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 )

30 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 755 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 Jelena Hahl-Fontaine( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in 5 languages and held by 705 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 )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 692 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, catalogue raisonné of the oil-paintings by Hans Konrad Röthel( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 511 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
Wassily Kandinsky, 1866-1944 : a revolution in painting by Hajo Düchting( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), who later lived in Germany and France, is one of the pioneers of twentieth-century art. Nowadays he is regarded as the founder of abstract art and is, moreover, the chief theoretician of this type of painting. Together with Franz Marc and others he founded the group of artists known as the Blauer Reiter in Munich. His art then freed itself more and more from the object, eventually culminating in the First Abstract Watercolour of 1910. In his theoretical writings Kandinsky repeatedly sought the proximity of music; and just as in music, where the individual notes constitute the medium whose effect stems from harmony and euphony, Kandinsky was aiming for a pure concord of colour through the interplay of various shades. Gauguin had demanded that everything must be sacrificed to pure colors. Kandinsky was the first to realise this and thus to influence a whole range of artists
Wassily Kandinsky, 1866-1944 : the journey to abstraction by Ulrike Becks-Malorny( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the artwork of Wassily Kandinsky
Kandinsky by André S Labarthe( Visual )

20 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paintings at a major retrospective at the Paris Centre Pompidou highlight the work of Kandinsky, who painted the first totally abstract painting
Essays über Kunst und Künstler by Wassily Kandinsky( Book )

54 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in German and Spanish and held by 347 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 by Wassily Kandinsky( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kandisky's rich, trail-blazing work and complex personality have compelled attention ever since the controversy surrounding his first abstract paintings of 1911, when the press labelled him a "bluffer" and a "madman." In his native Russia, the Communists ostracized him as a "formalist," while the Nazis exhibited his work as "Degenerate Art." Member of the Blaue Reiter and the Bauhaus, close ally of Franz Marc and Paul Klee, Kandinsky influenced virtually the entire spectrum of modern art but for decades much of his oeuvre languished unseen in museum depots and private hands in the former Soviet Union. The opening of the old USSR in 1989 brought in its wake the first-ever Kandinsky retrospective in his homeland, drawing on the untapped resources of Moscow's and St. Petersburg's museums and on many provincial and private collections. Works unseen for decades and presumed lost, and others totally unknown, were brought to light. Perceptions of Kandinsky were transformed overnight. This is the first monograph on Kandinsky to take into account the latest findings from Russia to Eastern Europe. Many works never before reproduced, from the East and from private collections in the West, are included. Kandinsky's own words, including extracts from hitherto unpublished manuscripts, are used as commentary on his paintings: for the artist was also an excellent writer, who remains the best interpreter of his own art. The most up-to-date studies are incorporated to shed light on vehemently disputed areas of Kandinsky's life and thought--such as the exact nature and extent of his debt to Madame Blavatsky's occultism and the influence of his ideas on his abstract aesthetic. Abstract art as it is today is largely the product of Vasily Kandinsky's endeavors. Now, almost fifty years after his death, we at last have the chance to gain a true perspective on the breadth and profundity of this pioneer of modernist painting
Kandinsky : watercolors and drawings by Wassily Kandinsky( Book )

16 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kandinsky by Frank Whitford( Book )

4 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sounds by Wassily Kandinsky( Book )

26 editions published between 1912 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Münter : letters and reminiscences, 1902-1914 by Wassily Kandinsky( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fascinating and often moving story of their life together - and of the underlying tensions that eventually drove them apart - is told in letters (some of which are published here for the first time), in diary extracts and memoirs, and in superb reproductions of their finest paintings and sketches
Theme & improvisation : Kandinsky & the American avant-garde, 1912-1950 by Marianne Lorenz( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was a seminal figure in the art and thought of the twentieth century. His paintings and theories about art delved into spirituality and music, all the while providing the world with some of the earliest abstract images ever seen. In Europe, his influence has long been acknowledged through his tenure at the Bauhaus, his cofounding of the Blaue Reiter group, and his important writings. Only in recent years, however, has Kandinsky's enormous impact on American painting come to be recognized and studied. Theme & Improvisation is both a tribute to Kandinsky and an examination of the exquisite works of American art that demonstrate his influence. While he never visited North America, by the time of his death and the traveling memorial exhibition of his works presented in the United States (1945), Kandinsky's work had become widely recognized and appreciated in America. This country's major introduction to the Russian's work had come through the 1913 Armory Show and by means of Alfred Stieglitz's 291 Gallery, which was devoted to the work of avant-garde artists. Subsequently, several artists who spent time in France and Germany were fortunate to get to know this master, seeing his work and discussing his theories firsthand, among them Marsden Hartley, Albert Bloch, and Konrad Cramer. But an even more persuasive argument for the extent of his influence is found in the work of those Americans who never met this innovator but nonetheless began to experiment with non-objective painting. Documentary evidence demonstrates how deeply influenced were such New York-based artists as Georgia O'Keeffe, Arthur Dove, and Ilya Bolotowsky as well as artists working far from Manhattan, including Emil Bisttram, Ed Garman, Raymond Jonson, and Agnes Pelton. An important final chapter explores the impact of Kandinsky's ideas and art on such Abstract Expressionists as Jackson Pollock, Arshile Gorky, and Hans Hofmann. Resulting from a groundbreaking, four-venue exhibition, Theme & Improvisation features exquisite color reproductions of works from Kandinsky's abstract oeuvre as well as of works by thirty-eight remarkable American artists - some world-renowned, others less well known. Based on important new research into the art of the American avant-garde, and illustrated with many beautiful, often revelatory works of art, this book points the way to a new interpretation of the art of the first half of the twentieth century
Kandinsky's teaching at the Bauhaus : color theory and analytical drawing by Clark V Poling( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kandinsky in Munich : the formative Jugendstil years by Peg Weiss( Book )

2 editions published between 1979 and 1985 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Kandinsky, complete writings on artVasily Kandinsky : a colorful life : the collection of the Lenbachhaus, MunichKandinskyKandinsky and Old Russia : the artist as ethnographer and shamanKandinsky, catalogue raisonné of the oil-paintingsKandinsky : watercolours and other works on paperWassily Kandinsky, 1866-1944 : a revolution in paintingWassily Kandinsky, 1866-1944 : the journey to abstraction