Wassily Kandinsky:
Painting "Murnau - Garden II" (1910), Framed

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Wassily Kandinsky:
Painting "Murnau - Garden II" (1910), Framed

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ars mundi special edition | Limited, 499 copies | Reproduction, giclée on canvas | Stretcher | Gallery frame | Format 57.5 x 73.5 cm (W/H)

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Wassily Kandinsky: Painting "Murnau - Garden II" (1910), Framed

After years of unsteady stays in the European and Russian cities Wassily Kandinsky found in Murnau, a small city near Alps, his peace and safety. Here he settled down with his partner, the Munich painter Gabriele Münter. She accompanied him in the crucial years of his life and was a critic of his works.

Kandinsky's images of the Murnau phase are mostly built from large solid blocks and bright dot colors that enter in strong light-dark and cold-warm contrasts. Often they alternate between evenly applied dots and blobs what gives the pictures a restless, flickering and garish colors - the figurative theme almost disappears among the blossoming color flood.
Original: oil on cardboard, in private property.

High-quality reproduction, giclée on canvas traditionally mounted on the stretcher. In hand-made gallery frame. Limited edition of 499 copies. Format 57.5 x 73.5 cm (W/H). Ars mundi special edition.

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1866-1944, abstract expressionist, co-founder of the artist group "The Blue Rider" Kandinsky has, like no other, the written "Alphabet of 20th century art". In his abstract painting he brought the original force of colour and composition without the distraction of mapping of object effect. The mystery of life could be captured and represented only by the abstract clash of colour and graphic form in his opinion.

Wassily Kandinsky was born in Moscow in 1866 and died in 1944 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. The Economist and lawyer decided in 1896 with his relocation to Munich, finally for an artistic career and began the study of art there. In 1901 he founded time school "Phalanx", he met his future partner of the Munich years Gabriele Munter. Many travels through Europe and Tunis marked its artistic possibilities of expression through the various impressions. Gabriele Munter bought a house in Murnau in 1909, this was a longer period of stay in the town and in Munich.

Kandinsky's early Munich pictures were under the influence of Art Nouveau and the Russian folk art, whose fairy-tale themes long worked in his works after. The glass paintings of the co-founder of the "New Artists' Association Munich" from 1909 and the “The Blue Rider “of 1911 reflect Kandinsky impressions of popular Bavarian art tradition.

During the First World War, the Russians held back on in Moscow. In 1922 he returned to Germany and played a decisive role at the Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau. Ultimately, it took Kandinsky however to Paris. He lived from 1933 with his wife, whom he had married in Russia, until his death in the metropolis on the Seine.

The encounter with the Russian constructivists showed his mark in Kandinsky's work through geometry and lines that are in dynamic tension with each other. In his theoretical writings he outlined the fundamental harmony of abstract art. The close relationship between music and painting discovered the viewer not only in his paintings, but it is also underlined by the composer Kandinsky: "Colour is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, and the soul is the sound body with many strings. The artist is the virtuoso who brings the soul to vibrate with its grips ...”

Giclée = derived from the French verb gicler meaning "to squirt, spray".

Giclée method is a digital printing process. It is a high-resolution, large-format printout on an inkjet printer with special different coloured or pigment-based inks (usually six to twelve). The colours are light-fast, that is, resistant to harmful UV light. They have a high richness of nuance, contrast and saturation.

The Giclée process is suitable for real art canvas, handmade and watercolor paper and for silk.

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