Wassily Kandinsky, ‘WEISSER KLANG’, 1911, Print, Original woodcut printed in colors on Japan paper, Christopher-Clark Fine Art
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Wassily Kandinsky

WEISSER KLANG, 1911

Original woodcut printed in colors on Japan paper
14 3/4 × 11 1/8 in
37.5 × 28.3 cm
Edition of 40
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San Francisco
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Signed in the block with the artist’s monogram lower right, also bearing the artist’s estate monogram blindstamp in the margin lower left.
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One of ten of the artist’s woodcuts issued in the album Regards sur le passé (Perspectives on the past), the fifth album in the series …
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Éditions Pierre Belfond, Paris
Wassily Kandinsky
Russian, 1866–1944
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An early champion of abstract painting, Wassily Kandinsky is known for his lyrical style and innovative theories on nonfigurative art. In his 1910 treatise Concerning the Spiritual In Art, Kandinsky made famous his belief that abstract colors and forms can be used to express the “inner life” of the artist. Kandinsky taught this and other lessons at the Bauhaus, the historic Weimar institution that brought together artists including Joseph Albers, Lazlo Maholy-Nagy, and Piet Mondrian, amongst others. Kandinsky had a strong interest in the relationship between art and classical music, this theme apparent in his orchestral Composition VI (1913), where colliding forms and colors move across the canvas. In 1911 Kandinsky played a central role in organizing Der Blaue Reiter, a group of artists named in part after Kandinsky’s favorite color, blue.

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Signed in the block with the artist’s monogram lower right, also bearing the artist’s estate monogram blindstamp in the margin lower left.
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One of ten of the artist’s woodcuts issued in the album Regards sur le passé (Perspectives on the past), the fifth album in the series …
Publisher
Éditions Pierre Belfond, Paris
Wassily Kandinsky
Russian, 1866–1944
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An early champion of abstract painting, Wassily Kandinsky is known for his lyrical style and innovative theories on nonfigurative art. In his 1910 treatise Concerning the Spiritual In Art, Kandinsky made famous his belief that abstract colors and forms can be used to express the “inner life” of the artist. Kandinsky taught this and other lessons at the Bauhaus, the historic Weimar institution that brought together artists including Joseph Albers, Lazlo Maholy-Nagy, and Piet Mondrian, amongst others. Kandinsky had a strong interest in the relationship between art and classical music, this theme apparent in his orchestral Composition VI (1913), where colliding forms and colors move across the canvas. In 1911 Kandinsky played a central role in organizing Der Blaue Reiter, a group of artists named in part after Kandinsky’s favorite color, blue.

Wassily Kandinsky

WEISSER KLANG, 1911

Original woodcut printed in colors on Japan paper
14 3/4 × 11 1/8 in
37.5 × 28.3 cm
Edition of 40
.
Sold
Location
San Francisco
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