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  • Composition VI

    Artist:
    Kandinsky, Wassily. 1866-1944
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    195x300 cm

Kandinsky, Wassily. 1866-1944

Composition VI

Russia-Germany, 1913

Abandoning objectivity in a depiction and immersing himself in “the resonance of colour and shape”, Kandinsky successfully came up with three types of abstract painting. Impressions, born under the influence of the outside world, and improvisations, reflecting inner emotional experience, were created in isolation from figurativeness, but still retained a link with reality. It was in the third type of painting, compositions, that Kandinsky’s long years of creative searching found their fullest expression. The essence of the artist’s creative work shifted into the expressiveness of line and colours that are not connected with the world of objects and are directed to the sphere of emotions and sensations. The starting point for Composition VI was a picture on glass called The Flood that the artist sought to rethink. An inner sense of catastrophe, expressed in an abstract form, is the content of the canvas.

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Composition VI

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oil

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195x300 cm

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Entered the Hermitage in 1948; formerly in The State Museum of New Western Art, Moscow

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-9662

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