Wassily Kandinsky:
Painting "On White II" (1923), Framed

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Wassily Kandinsky:
Painting "On White II" (1923), Framed

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Limited, 950 copies | Original Dietz replica | Oil on canvas | On a stretcher | Solid wood strip | Format ca. 89 x 83 cm (H/W)

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Wassily Kandinsky: Painting "On White II" (1923), Framed

Original: 1923, oil on canvas, 105 x 98 cm, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris.

Original Dietz replica in 55 colors. Oil on canvas. Limited edition of 950 copies. Each replica on canvas was like an original mounted on a stretcher, that is why the canvas can stretch at the fluctuations of room temperature and humidity. Framed with white and gold solid wood strip. Format incl. Frame ca. 89 x 83 cm (H/W).

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Wassily Kandinsky1866-1944, 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 ...”

Günter Dietz developed a revolutionary method for the authentic reproduction of images, where not the usual printing inks are used, but the same original colors used by the artist. Depending on the artist's painting technique, up to 180 (!) various paint applications need to be applied in order to achieve a perfect replica of the original that also sensationally reflects the "relief" and pastosity of colour composition.

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Dietz-replica Inking

Similarly, the material of the original carrier, such as reproduction on canvas, paper, wood, copper, parchment is always used.

The result is a perfect, gridless reproduction that comes very close to the original in expressiveness and effect. Even museum specialists often can not distinguish the replica from the original. Therefore, a special security notice must be inserted, which is visible only under X-rays.

The circulation of most of the Dietz replicas is limited, usualy to 950 copies. Each canvas replica is stretched onto a frame as the original, so you can retighten the canvas according to variations in room temperature and humidity. High-quality solid wood strips round off the image of every Dietz replica.

Numerous masterpiece paintings of Rembrandt, Caspar David Friedrich, Claude Monet, Gustav Klimt and various others have been recreated by the Dietz Offizin. Famous modern artists such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Joan Miró, Marc Chagall used the method developed by Günter Dietz to have replicas of their works produced.

Press commentaries:

“The Dietz System provides images as good as the originals. What the electronics did with the invention of Hi-Fi and stereo for music playback - here the graphic technology made up for visual art.“ (Die Zeit)

“In theory there is no difference between the original and the Dietz replica. They should not be called reproductions, but facsimiles.“ (Newsweek)

“For art printers all over the world remains unrealizable to this day, what managed only Dietz with the help of printing technology: The perfect reproduction of painted works. “ (Der Spiegel)

Konrad Adenauer at the presentation of Dietz replica of the frieze "To the young St. Peter" (Bundeshaus Bonn)

Konrad Adenauer in the Dietz Offizin

Günter Dietz (on the left) and Marino Marini

Günter Dietz and Marino Marini

Designation for the painting and sculpture detached from the representational portrayal, which spread from around 1910 in ever new style variations across the whole western and parts of the eastern world. Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky, born in 1866, is considered to be the founder of abstract art. Among other important artists of abstract art are K.S. Malewitsch, Piet Mondrian, and others.

The mold is usually taken directly from the original, so that the replica reproduces even the finest details. After casting the replica, using the most appropriate method, the surface is polished, patinated, gilded or painted according to the original.

A replica of ars mundi is a recognizable image of the original.

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