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Artist Series: Wassily Kandinsky

Kandinsky - Zersetzte Spannung (Decomposed Tension)Kandinsky paintings are the expressionist art of Russian born Wassily Kandinsky. Kandinsky paintings are considered to have changed the face of art in the first part of the 20th century. Kandinsky paintings and writings of art theory have had a heavy influence on contemporary art. Kandinsky spent a great deal of his life in Germany and played a great part in developing German expressionism.

Kandinsky was born in Moscow in 1866, studied law and politics at the university there and then moved to Munich Germany to paint. Kandinsky paintings showed a bent towards fantasy from the very beginning.

A great change came to Kandinsky paintings during the roaring twenties, however. Wassily Kandinsky went from an overabundance of romance in his art to a geometric fascination with bundles of lines, circles, points and triangles.

Kandinsky paintings, for the last ten years of the artist’s life, were a blend of early intuitive Kandinsky paintings and later Bauhaus geometric precision.

Today, Wassily Kandinsky is considered the father of Abstract art which is better viewed than explained. Vivid colors, indiscernible shapes, and depiction of anything but natural and worldly objects are characteristic of this style. This alone places Wassily Kandinsky as one of the most important artists of the Twentieth Century.

Amitai Sasson

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