Several Circles (1926)  by Wassily Kandinsky

Several Circles


Geometric abstraction

Oil on canvas

55.1 × 55.1" (140.0 × 140.0 cm)

New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum


In the early 1920s, after Kandinsky’s return from Russia to Germany, his works got a characteristic geometricity, more space started to appear on the canvas, and the spontaneity gave way to the order. Fascinated by the educational process and the theoretical work in Bauhaus, the painter continued his research on the interaction and the influence of the main elements of the canvas, the colours and forms.

The painter brought to life his own theoretical studies in his “Several Circles”. Deliberately limited himself only with one form, the circle, Kandinsky focused all his attention on other aspects such as colours and masses and their relative position on the canvas which determine the composition. In addition, “Several Circles” unlike many of Kandinsky’s abstract works have no any objective connotations. It is a pure abstraction.

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12 April 2018
Is it possible to find out how much this painting has sold for..? I love the top 50 most expensive paintings but would like to know this information for more of the paintings.

UM-Fineart Student,

04 January 2018
Nicely done!

Luca, Bromley

27 November 2016
This painting is fantastic I've gotta do it for a homework research sheet

Gordo, Straya

27 August 2016

coolboy68, paris

09 March 2016

Nina, Sydney

02 January 2016
This piece simultaneously makes me think of cell reproduction, eyes and a cosmic scene. The layered black creates a depth that I could fall into in a daydream...

Person, Place

11 December 2015
Yeah I'm doing a presentation for this too for my art class.

Not your mum, the Badlands

09 December 2015
really cool piece! doing homework on this :)


10 November 2015
cool beans

tilda, twickenham

02 November 2015
I used this painting as my wassily kandinsky homework and it made me realise that if you look more closley at the world its all different to what you think it is... : )

indezyn, Chicago

17 September 2015
One of his purest and best!

Jacob, Over there.

03 August 2015
I think this painting is awesome, and all the ways you can see it, solar system eclipse landscape. really inspirational if you take the time.

Daniel E.,

25 May 2015
tbh i can make something like this but its nice

bob, your mum

29 April 2015
this is worse than my toddler can do


10 December 2014
This is 1 of my favs

Leeerooy, The Moon

14 November 2014
The big one looks like an eye... The rest look like planets.

vanne.pedagogiccenter, facebook

24 March 2014
Kandinsky..deep Lovee

vanne.pedagogiccenter, Planet Earth

24 March 2014
I met this pcture when I watched \"six degrees oh Separation\" I\'ll never let.
Kandinsky..deep Lovee

Vanne, Brazil

24 March 2014
I met this pcture when I watched "Six degrees of Separation" and I'll never let
Kadinsly deep love

Liam, Australia

14 November 2013
What inspired him for this?

Bob, planet BOB

06 November 2013
my home is the top right one

bob, pasific ocean

04 November 2013
da solar system

islipgeekgirl, Planet Earth

20 July 2013
I LOVE this painting! Kadinsky was a man before his time. What beauty from 1926!

Camila, Argentina

24 April 2013
No se que quiiso decir con esta pintura !

Fifi, Nottingham

13 March 2013
This is a great piece of artwork, I love how they glow almost, it looks far too futuristic for saying when it was done. Have to do an analysis of this for tomorrow :D


26 September 2012
wierd but cool

Livin.Life, Michigan

04 June 2012
I had to use this painting for art class, i painted it on a canvis and it looks amazing! It is now on my bedroom wall and it just inspires me. I love this!!(:


02 May 2012
Amazing, kind of reminds me of the solar system!

Blair, Malibu

12 April 2012
modern, abstract art at its very finest

len, 19 gerlan

27 February 2012
gana sw


05 January 2012
yes... this is awesome

Liz, S. Yorks UK

27 December 2011
Several spirits, much like an enso. all beautiful and shining forever

Lucy, Newcatle

14 November 2011
This piece is very inspiring to me, i love the colours!

robert, newcastle

14 November 2011
this is wicked!

lydia , devon

26 April 2011
not a sick painting at all

lydia, england

26 April 2011
i love this painting its so modern and simple the circle in the middle looks like a moon and it had light shinning around it which makes its look like an eclipse i adore this painting the simple beauty you can create with just circles is amazing.

Joshua Garcia, california

12 April 2011
santiago student form california here! ha i gotta do this for mrs loves class:p sick painting though.

hasti ,

03 April 2011
light moonnnnnnnnn

zan, spotx

14 March 2011
i have to do this pic 4 a class thing and i think its awesome!!!


03 March 2011
theres something about this that makes me all happy inside whenever i see it..


12 December 2010
mad awesome =]


12 December 2010

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