Take in the colors of this Russian master before he’d mastered it all.
Everyone has to start somewhere, even the greatest masters of art. For Kandinsky, before there was Der Blaue Reiter, Abstraction, and teaching at Bauhaus, there was printmaking and experimentation with colors amidst the German landscape. the Guggenheim’s exhibit, “Kandinsky Before Abstraction, 1901-1911,” displays pieces that span over his first decade as an artist.
Image: Vasily Kandinsky, Landscape near Murnau with Locomotive (Landschaft bei Murnau mit Lokomotive), 1909. Oil on board, 50.5 x 65.1 cm, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 50.1295 © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris