Composition VII (1913)  by Wassily Kandinsky

Composition VII

1913

Oil on canvas

78.7 × 118.1" (200.0 × 300.0 cm)

Moscow, Russia. The State Tretyakov Gallery

2773 views in May

Kandinsky’s “Composition VII” is justly considered to be the apex of his artwork before the First Word War. More than 30 sketches made in watercolors and oil paints precede this painting, and they can serve as “documentary” proof of this work creation. Surprisingly that after the painter had finished his long preliminary work, the composition itself was created for 4 days only. This can be proved by photographs taken between the 25th and the 28th of November 1913. The main theme, which is an oval form intersected by an irregular rectangle, is perceived like the center surrounded by the vortex of colors and forms. By means of records and some works examination art historians defined that the “Composition VII” is a combination of several themes namely Resurrection, the Judgment Day, the Flood and the Garden of Eden. Such combination is expressed as a symbiosis of pure painting.

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7 comments

Gianni,

16 May 2017
Who owns this painting know and did anyone else have to write an essay on this? Because I did!


tangzhangli, china

10 May 2016
good


Ernest J. Smith,

10 June 2015
Who owned this painting after Kandinsky died, and how did this painting end up at the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow?


Bea, Bea

07 January 2015
Awesome


tum, ca

11 April 2012
nothing


gaia, udine

02 June 2010
chi mi aiuta a fare la lettura dell' opera del quadro di vasilij kandinskij ''Composition VII''??


Beatriz,

14 March 2010
Nao adiantou nada



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