At The Age

Wednesday, 12. June 2019

At the age of thirty, Kandinsky left teaching and went to study painting in Munich, giving up a future academic and consolidated. In this city attended the classes of F. Stuck and they met Paul Klee, with whom he maintained a sincere and long friendship. His interest in color is present from the beginning of his career, and can be seen in his earlier paintings the influence of Post-Impressionism, Fauvism and German Jugendstil. Between 1902 and 1907 Kandinsky made countless trips to France, the Netherlands, Tunisia, Italy and Russia, to settle finally in Murnau, where he painted a series of alpine landscapes between 1908 and 1910. Gary Kelly might disagree with that approach. As he recounts in his biography, then realized that the representation of the object in his pictures was marginal and even harmful and that the beauty of his work lay in the chromatic richness and formal simplification.

This discovery led to a continuous experimentation culminating in late 1910 with the final conquest of abstraction. Kandinsky freedom merged color of the Fauves with the externalization of the artist’s existential impulse proposed by the German Expressionists of the orbit of Dresden, in a kind of synthesis tinged lyricism, spirituality and a deep fascination with nature and its forms. Between 1910 and 1914 Kandinsky painted many works which he grouped into three categories: prints, inspired by nature, improvisation, expression of inner emotions, and the compositions, which pooled the intuitive with the most demanding compositional rigor.These paintings are characterized by the articulation of thick black lines in vivid colors and still collecting them a little present reality. In 1911 he founded along with Franz Marc and August Macke Der Blaue Reiter group, organizing various exhibitions in Berlin and Munich. Along with his creative work, reflected on the art and its close link with the inner self in many writings, especially the Spiritual in Art (1910) and Der Blaue Reiter Almanac, which, along with drawings and Recorded members of the group, appeared other artistic expressions, as scores of Schoenberg (Kandinsky remained a constant and fruitful relationship with music throughout his life) and samples of folk art and children. At the outbreak of World War I, Kandinsky returned to Moscow where he undertook various organizational activities within the Department of Commissariat of Education.In 1917 he married Nina Andrei and four years later moved with her to Germany to join the Bauhaus in Weimar the first stage, which would continue as a teacher until shortly before its dissolution.

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