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The Phalanx

The Phalanx

1901 - 1904

After retiring from the studio of Franz Stuck, Kandinsky was looking for a group of progressive artists, with whom he could implement a new, “non-academic” exhibition policy. At that time, he met with the participants of the literary and artistic cabaret “Eleven of the executioners”, communication with who gave him new impulses for creativity. Kandinsky became to write critical articles... read more
NKVM

NKVM

1909 - 1912

At the end of the 1900 th, after the self-dissolution of ”The Phalanx”, Kandinsky had mainly lived and worked in Murnau. But here he comes back in Munich - and there he is waiting for a new stage of active creative and public activities. His energy is limitless. He is engaged in many projects: takes to write a book, which reveals his understanding art in, writes critical articles for magazines and, of course, constantly ... read more
The Jack of Diamonds

The Jack of Diamonds

1911 - 1917

Since the beginning of the 1900s and before the World War I, Kandinsky, living in Germany, regularly traveled to Russia: in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Odessa. He was keenly interested in the cultural process, took an active part in artistic life and has exhibited his works at various exhibitions. But first of all it attracted artists and associations, which, as he engaged in the search for new means and forms of expression... read more
The Blue Rider

The Blue Rider

1911 - 1914

In 1911, while working at the Blue Rider Almanac, Kandinsky, together with a group of young Avantgardist artists, establishes an international association having the same name in Munich and Murnau. Franz Marc is one of the originators of the association, along with Kandinsky. The name came up during their conversation over coffee: they both loved the blue color in paintings, Marc liked horses and Kandinsky... read more
Bauhaus

Bauhaus

1919 - 1933

Soon after his return to Germany at the end of 1921, Kandinsky received an invitation to become a teacher at the Bauhaus in Weimar. This was an experimental school-studio, where for the training of masters of applied a new system of education. Its founder, Walter Gropius, preached the idea of synthesis of arts, considering that the painting, architecture and sculpture should be combined together to create... read more

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