Compositions

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. 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
All artworks by years: 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944