Wassily Kandinsky watercolor
Don't Miss Your Next Treasure.
Set up a search alert to hear when Wassily Kandinsky Art items arrive.
Sold on LiveAuctioneers
Discover Similar Items
6 days Left
Est. $500Aug 23
Wassily Kandinsky (Russian, 1866 - 1944) "Improvisation #25" Woodblock Print. Signed in woodblock lower right. Image Size: 8.5 x 8.5 in. Overall Framed Size: 17 x 17 in. Framed behind glass.
Helmuth Stone GallerySarasota, FL, US
Est. $30,000Aug 30
Abstract Study from Bauhaus Sketchbook, gouache and ink, monogrammed and dated '22, (Weimar Republic Era), 9" x 11 1/4" sheet. Two small chips on one long edge where removed from binding. In black mat
Thomaston Place Auction GalleriesThomaston, ME, US
Est. $1,500Aug 27
Artist: Wassily KandinskyTitle: Motif from Improvisation 25Year: 1971Dimensions: 11in. by 10.8in.Edition: From the limited edition of 300Publisher: R. Piper & Co. MunichSuite: KlangMedium: Original wo
2 days Left
1 day Left
Lot 0131 Details
Private Collection 13.5" x 10" Attrib. with certificate Kandinsky was born in Moscow, the son of Lidia Ticheeva and Vasily Silvestrovich Kandinsky, a tea merchant. Attributed to Kandinsky One of his great grandmothers was a Princess Gantimurova, probably explaining the "slight Mongolian trait in his features". Kandinsky learned from a variety of sources while in Moscow. He studied many fields while in school, including law and economics. Later in life, he would recall being fascinated and stimulated by colour as a child. His fascination with colour symbolism and psychology continued as he grew. In 1889, he was part of an ethnographic research group which travelled to the Vologda region north of Moscow. In Looks on the Past, he relates that the houses and churches were decorated with such shimmering colours that upon entering them, he felt that he was moving into a painting. This experience, and his study of the region's folk art (particularly the use of bright colours on a dark background), was reflected in much of his early work. A few years later he first likened painting to composing music in the manner for which he would become noted, writing, "Colour is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. Attributed to Wassily Kandinsky. The artist is the hand which plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul". Kandinsky was also the uncle of Russian-French philosopher Alexandre (1902-1968). Kandinsky's creation of abstract work followed a long period of development and maturation of intense thought based on his artistic experiences. He called this devotion to inner beauty, fervor of spirit, and spiritual desire inner necessity ; it was a central aspect of his art.attribute to Kandinsky. Writing that "music is the ultimate teacher," Kandinsky embarked upon the first seven of his ten Compositions. The first three survive only in black-and-white photographs taken by fellow artist and friend Gabriele Munter. While studies, sketches, and improvisations exist (particularly of Composition II), a Nazi raid on the Bauhaus in the 1930s resulted in the confiscation of Kandinsky's first three Compositions. They were displayed in the State-sponsored exhibit "Degenerate Art", and then destroyed (along with works by Paul Klee, Franz Marc and other modern artists.
Wassily Kandinsky watercolor
Estimate $3,500 - $4,000Jul 14, 2020
Starting Price $700
Shipping, Payment & Auction Policies
See Policy for Shipping
Ships fromHialeah Gardens, FL, United States
Free Local Pick-UpHialeah Gardens, FL, United States