Kandinsky considered compositions as main declarations of his artistic ideas. They have a number of characteristics expressing this monumentality: impressively large size, conscious planning of composition and transcendence of presentation expressed by development of an abstract image. Just as symphonies are milestones in the career of a composer, the compositions of Kandinsky represent the culmination of his artistic vision at every moment of his creative career.

"From the very outset," the artist wrote, "that one word "composition" sounded to me like a prayer." The first composition dates from 1910, the last one from 1939. Thus, the Compositions are a common thread running through all the work of Kandinsky, from his first steps on the way to abstraction to the last "biomorphic" Paris period. Unfortunately, the first three compositions were destroyed during the Second World War, and only their photos survived.

Wassily Kandinsky. Composition IV, 1911
Composition IV, 1911
Wassily Kandinsky. Composition V, 1911
Composition V, 1911
Wassily Kandinsky. Sketch for Composition V, 1911
Sketch for Composition V, 1911
Wassily Kandinsky. Composition VI, 1913
Composition VI, 1913
Wassily Kandinsky. Composition VII, 1913
Composition VII, 1913
Wassily Kandinsky. Composition VIII, 1923
Composition VIII, 1923
Wassily Kandinsky. Composition IX, 1936
Composition IX, 1936
Wassily Kandinsky. Composition X, 1939
Composition X, 1939