Painting

Quick Hits – Kandinsky

Vasily Kandinsky – Lion Hunt ( Löwenjagd ) 1911 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

The Guggenheim museum highlights one of my favourite abstract artists today, Vasily Kandinsky (1866 Moscow – 1944, France). This work is a reverse oil painting on glass in an artist’s painted frame. Previous posts on Kandinsky on The Junkie here and here.

He was not immediately accepted into the school as an art student, and so in the meantime he began learning art by himself, gaining artistic insight from Monet’s Haystacks and Richard Wagner’s composition Lohengrin. He was also influenced by the teachings of anthroposophy, as such, his abstract works were a creation of his intense philosophical beliefs, based on his own personal experiences with art. – wiki art

Guggenheim Museum link, here.

Kandinsky biography, here.

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