Wassily Kandinsky | the artist




The artist Wassily Kandinsky
Born Dec 4 1866, Moscow, Russia.
Died Dec 13 1944 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting, Blaue Reiter, Expressionism, Novembergruppe, Documenta Kassel, Bauhaus, Geometric abstraction,

Wassily Kandinsky, a Russian-born painter, became one of the founders of 20th-century abstract art, ultimately moving toward the geometric forms for which he is best known.


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Kandinsky is the abstract painter par excellence, even in popular consciousness. His geometric abstractions became as iconic as the melting watch of Surrealism, or the Campbell’s can of Pop. When Steve Ditko, creator of Marvel’s Spiderman, created the “master of the mystic arts” Dr. Strange, he represented the astral realm with abstract forms adapted from Kandinsky. They are naively, amusingly crude,  but not without that intuitive brilliance that has made Ditko’s creations justly, and internationally,  famous. As Ditko unconsciously realized, Kandinksy did indeed intend his designs to depict what Marvel comics called “the dazzling, description-defying dimension of eternity”…
15 Kandinsky Works in the MOMA collection
Virtual tour of the Kandinsky room in the Hermitage
National Gallery of Art


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