Friday, February 1, 2013

Wassily Kandinsky, part I

Wassily Kandinsky (Russian, 1866-1944) 

The Isar near Grosshessolohe, 1901


Forest Landscape with Red Figure, 1902


Kochel - Gabriele Munter, 1902


Lady Seated by the Lakeside, 1902


 “Schwabing - Nikolaiplatz”, 1902


Sailboat at Sea, 1902


Kochel - Landscape with Manor, 1902


Kochel - Lady Standing by the Forest’s Edge, 1902


Bei Starnberg-Winter, 1902


Village Street, Kallmunz, 1903


Rapallo - The Bay, 1906


Munich-Schwabing with the Church of St. Ursula (1908)


Autumn near Murnau (1908)


(1908)


Dunaberg, 1909


Improvisation III, (1909)


Improvisation 6 (1909)


 The Cow, 1910


Hostel


Paysage avec pont


Vasilevskoë - Scheune Mit Pferdchen (Vasilevskoë - Barn With Pony)


Rapallo, Meerelandschaft mit Dampfer


Rapallo, Boote


Summer Lanscape

Vassily Vassilyevich Kandinsky (Russian: Васи́лий Васи́льевич Канди́нский, Vasiliy Vasil’yevich Kandinskiy; 16 December 1866 – 13 December 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. Kandinsky's creation of abstract work followed a long period of development and maturation of intense thought based on his artistic experiences. He called this devotion to inner beauty, fervor of spirit, and spiritual desire inner necessity; it was a central aspect of his art.