Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky

(1866-1944) Russian

Kandinsky was a painter and art theorist, one of the first creators of pure abstraction in modern painting. After successful avant-garde exhibitions, he founded the influential Munich group Der Blaue Reiter and began completely abstract painting. His forms evolved from fluid and organic to geometric and, finally, to pictographic. An obsession with Monet led him to explore his own creative concepts of color on canvas, which was sometimes controversial among his contemporaries and critics, but Kandinsky emerged as a respected leader of the Abstract Art movement in the early 20th century.

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