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Ms Stokes Prezi Projects

Amanda Stokes - Kandinsky

amanda stokes

on 14 January 2014

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Wasilyevich "Wassily" Kandinsky
Born on December 16, 1866 in Moscow, Germany to a very prosperous family.
1871 - Kandinsky's family move to Odessa, Russia where he attended a Classical Grammer School . It was here he discovered that drawing and painting "lifted him out of reality."
n 1886, Kandinsky entered Moscow University, graduating with a law degree - with honors.
1892 - Married Anna Chimyakina - his distant cousin !!!!
1896, Kandinsky gained full professorship at Derpt University.
1897 - Law Professor to Painter, Kandinsky gave up his teaching position to paint full time.
In 1903, Kandinsky met Gabriela Munter, he divorced his wife Anna ........
1911 - Kandinsky, along with his friends Franz Marc and Paul Klee, started a painting group called "Blaue Reiter" (Blue Rider)
This group of artist started what is termed "Pure Abstractionalism." They devoted themselves to the study of color, line and form.
..... and Kandinsky and Gabriela traveled across Europe together painting and drawing various sites and people.
Swinging - 1925
Wassily Kandinsky died on December 13, 1944 in Seine, France.
The Blue Rider - 1903
Autumn in Barvaria - 1908
Galleria Russia - Oil on Canvas - 33X45cm
Private Collection - Private Gallery - NY, NY
Murnau Street with Women - 1908
1914 - Kandinsky and Gabriella part ways and he marries Nina Andreevskaya.
Man on Horse - 1911
Oil on Canvas - 94X130
Museum Boymans, Netherlands
1921 - Kandinsky leaves Moscow to go to Germany where he begins teaching at the world prestigious Bauhaus.

1925 - Kandinsky and some of his friends get the chance to exhibit throughout the USA.
1926 - 1933 - After Nazis close the Bauhaus, Kandinsky moved to Paris, France where he pai
over 350 compositions -
most of
these the Nazis declar
ed to be
"degenerate" and
Oil on Board
Tate Gallery - London,
705 X 502 mm
1934 to 1944 - Kandinsky is working more
abstractionalism. He called his final period "Biomorphic Abstraction" where linear color,
shape and form became most evident.
Oil on Cardboard - 55 X 65 cm
Private Collection, Zurich, Germany
"The word COMPOSITION moved me spiritually and I made it my aim in life to paint a composition. It affected me like a prayer and filled me with awe."

Wassily Kandinsky
"There is no MUST in art because art is free." - Wassily Kandinsky
At first, Kandinsky's art leans more towards impressionism like that of Monet, whom he admires.
"Everything begins with a dot! "
- Wassily Kandinsky

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