composition iv kandinsky
Composition IX by Vasily Kandinsky “Composition IX” stands out among the other abstract compositions of the artist and some critics tend to classify it as surrealistic canvases. However, Kandinsky denied any influence of surrealism on.
Composition VIII by Vasily Kandinsky “Composition VIII” was created in the so-called “cold period”, the canvases of which were marked by rigor, scientific logic and contained a rational beginning. In this painting the artist went.
At first the move to Moscow in 1914 initiated a period of depression and Kandinsky hardly even painted at all his first year back. When he picked up his paintbrush again in 1916, he expressed his desire to paint a portrait of Moscow in a letter to his former companion, Munter. Although he continued to refine his abstraction, he represented the city’s monuments in this painting and captured the spirit of the city. Kandinsky painted the landmarks in a circular fashion as if he had stood in the center of Red Square, turned in a circle, and caught them all swirling about him. Although he refers to the outside world in this painting, he maintained his commitment to the synesthesia of color, sound, and spiritual expression in art. Kandinsky wrote that he particularly loved sunset in Moscow because it was “the final chord of a symphony which develop[ed] in every tone a high life that force[d] all of Moscow to resound like the fortissimo of a huge orchestra.”
Kandinsky painted this work in his sixtieth year and it demonstrates his lifelong search for the ideal form of spiritual expression in art. Created as part of his experimentation with a linear style of painting, this work shows his interest in the form of the circle. “The circle,” claimed Kandinsky, “is the synthesis of the greatest oppositions. It combines the concentric and the eccentric in a single form and in equilibrium. Of the three primary forms, it points most clearly to the fourth dimension.” He relied upon the varied possibilities of interpretation for the circle to create a sense of spiritual and emotional harmony in this work. The diverse dimensions and bright hues of each circle bubble up through the canvas and are balanced through Kandinsky’s careful juxtapositions of proportion and color. The dynamic movement of the round forms evokes their universality – from the stars in the cosmos to drops of dew; the circle a shape integral to life.
4. Two centers:
1. Line interlacing
2. A sharp shape modeled by blue
separated from each other by two vertical black lines (lances)
1. Mass (Weights)
in the middle at the bottom – blue (providing cold tone to the whole)
on the right at the top – separated blue, red and yellow
on the left at the top – black interlacing lines of horses
on the right at the bottom – extended lines of lying figures
The second picture that I chose to analyze is “Pepper #30″ by Edward Weston. When I
Kandinsky’s paintings often reflected the things that were going on in his own life at the
This is an image of the famous artwork. We will hand paint a beautiful reproduction of this masterpiece in the size below.
A pioneer of abstract art, Wassily Kandinsky was one of the most important figures in Russian art and art theory. His most significant works were his series of abstract paintings collectively known as Compositions. One of these paintings is the “Composition IV,” an abstract representation of Cossacks in Moscow during the revolutionary period in Russia. Like in the other paintings of the series, for this one, the artist used contrasting, striking and vivid colours to make a visual, emotional and spiritual impact on the observer. Using an intense blend of colours and rough brushstrokes, with less emphasis on an actual form to favour abstraction, the artist had captured the sociopolitical conflict and revolutionary turmoil that Russia experienced during such period.