Friday, July 24, 2009

Wassily Kandinsky

Cette grande rétrospective de l'œuvre d'une des figures majeures du XXème siècle, Vassily Kandinsky, est proposée conjointement par le Centre Pompidou, la Städtische Galerie in Lenbachhaus de Munich et le Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum de New York, qui détiennent les plus importants fonds d'œuvres de l'artiste.

jusqu'au 10 août 2009
A ne pas manquer!

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"To the Unknown Voice" 1916
Watercolor and ink on paper 23.6 × 15.8 cm (9.32 × 6.21 in)
Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.
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"The true work of art is born from the 'artist': a mysterious, enigmatic, and mystical creation. It detaches itself from him, it acquires an autonomous life, becomes a personality, an independent subject, animated with a spiritual breath, the living subject of a real existence of being."

Wassily Kandinsky

Born in Moscow in 1866, Kandinsky spent his early childhood in Odessa.
In 1886 he began to study law and economics at the University of Moscow, but he continued to have unusual feelings about colour as he contemplated the city's vivid architecture. He exhibited with the vanguard groups and in the big nonacademic shows that had sprung up all over Europe—with the Munich Phalanx group (of which he became president in 1902), with the Berlin Sezession group, in the Paris Salon d'Automne and Salon des Indépendants, and with the Dresden group that called itself Die Brücke (“The Bridge”).Wassily Kandinsky died in his adopted home-country France on 13 December 1944.

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Important literature:
Grohmann, Will; Wassily Kandinsky,KANDINSKY,Paris, Cahiers d'Art, 1930.
Roethel, H. K. und J. K. Benjamin, Kandinsky. Werkverzeichnis der Ölgemälde 1916-1944. München, C. H. Beck 1984.
Roethel, Hans Konrad, Kandinsky: Das graphische Werk. DuMont-Schauberg, (1970).
Vivian Endicott Barnett, Kandinsky Watercolours: Catalogue Raisonne : 1900-1944 Cornell University Press.




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