Kandinsky: A Retrospective
'As with the accompanying exhibition, this catalogue provides a unique opportunity to view side-by-side important works spanning Kandinsky's career, drawn from the collections of the Centre Pompidou and the Milwaukee Art Museum.' - Burlington Magazine
This spectacular five-decade survey of paintings, drawings, and prints by Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944) includes more than 100 works drawn primarily from the collections of the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Milwaukee Art Museum.
The comprehensive catalogue, which accompanied an exhibition in 2014 at the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville provides a chronological view of his artistic evolution from figuration to abstraction.
Chronological in its presentation, this retrospective opens with works from the early 1900s, including landscapes, painted folktales, and figurative works that Kandinsky created in Munich. Later sections survey the works Kandinsky created while part of the Munich-based group, der Blaue Reiter, which influenced his stylistic shift toward pure abstraction; his return to Russia during the First World War; his prolific work at the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany, and his last years in Paris. For each major period of his career, there is an illustrated chronology of Kandinsky's life and a discussion of that period by Anna Hiddleston Galloni.
- Author: Angela Lampe, curator of modern art at the Centre Pompidou, Paris and Brady Roberts, chief curator, the Milwaukee Art Museum
- Hardcover: 216 pages
- Date published: June 2014
- Language: English
- Delivery: Allow 2-3 weeks
- ISBN: 978-0300206630
- Product Dimensions: 33 x 24.1 x 2.5 cm