Artist of The Week | Artistry

Wassily Kandinsky

Vassily Vassilyevic Kandinsky, born in 1866, was an influential Russian painter and art theorist. His inventive and rhythmic pieces earned him the title of “master of modern art”.  Kandinsky’s love for watercolurs and drawing allowed him to explore figurative and abstract subject matters and an energetic colour palette.

In 1922, Kandinsky was invited to teach at the Bauhaus school of art and architecture. However, the rise of  Nazism in 1933 led to the closure of the Bauhaus and abruptly ended this creative period, which forced Kandinsky to leave for France. He was highly inspired by suprematist and constructivist artists, but later developed a more geometric style i his works. Kandinsky’s distinctive, abstract style made him one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.

 

 

On White II

 

Artist of the week: Wassily Kandinsky

Title: On White II

Medium: Oil on canvas

Year: 1923

 

Composition II

 

Artist of the week: Wassily Kandinsky

Title: Composition V11 (according to Kandinsky, the most complex piece he ever painted)

Medium: Oil on canvas

Year: 1913