Oil on canvas
55.1 × 79.1" (140.0 × 201.0 cm)
New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
The spectator was totally shocked by this abrupt transition from apocalyptic emotions of the “Composition VII” to geometric rhythms of the “Composition VIII”. The painting was created 10 years later in 1923, so it reflected the influence of suprematism and constructivism adopted by Kandinsky in Russian and Bauhaus.
The painter shifted from color to form here. Now the composition is created by means of forms: a large dark circle in the upper left part and a net of adjoint lines in the right part; a yellow circle with a bluish halo and a blue one with a yellow halo etc.
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Comments & impressions
#27. Pepe, UK
Es, muy, muy fenomenal!
What was so loved about his work??
#25. Finn, Russia
Very nice picture. It looks noisy
#24. Hayley, New Windsor
Wows! I like this painting and it's was a susscess
#23. Jordan, Canada
I've Never seen his art before but I'm drawn into it now. He has inspired my future work. I love his use of color and contrast
#22. Sagar Bhatt, Mississauga, ON, Canada
(*Inspired*) Love it; great artist from a great country.
#21. bella, sydney
what element of design did he use help me PLZZZ
#20. Michael, Ukraine
It's nice to see how beautiful this work is especially as Russia tries to invade our dear city.
I hope things such as this would soon bring us together and finally bring peace
#19. faith howard, comfort
I love this picture because its very different and I like things like that I don't like the same thing all the time I like to see different paintings and drawings . Thats why I liked I liked picture
#17. carla, australia
#16. Jarrod, Canberra
I'm looking for more information on Mimic 2
I love this painting. Its like the inside of my head when listening to music, for I have synesthesia too:)
#14. A. Dimitrova, Russia
This is amazing. It speaks to me
#13. Alexis Maceda, La Paz, Bolivia
Hi, I was wondering if there is an "oficial interpretation" for this painting.
#12. Bern, United States
Very unique piece of art. It supposed to represent music.
Before beginning his art career, kandinsky went to school to become a lawyer. Although,he discovered his love for music, then went to art school
#11. teresa, texas usa
appreciate the remarks. I had mentioned to several people that Kandinsky's work reminded me of music and so now i see why. i am not studying for school, i am pretty old. I love art.
#10. maria, england
i use this picture for my inglish art project and one more time i love this picture
i love this picture
#8. Leslie, MHS
Prince, Jason Tran?
#7. Prince, Bel air
Sup, Melbourne High?
#6. Ember, Canada
I used this picture for my art project! I love this pic!
#5. st, great britan
thanx kathryn you have helped me a lot !
#4. chow, scotland
i really like this picture we did it for a univercity project it is so unique
#3. Kathryn Kij, Cheyenne
Yes, I have studied Kandinsky in school and he would go to the symphony and paint or sketch the music. He used universal shapes and colors that anyone in the world would understand or feel the meaning. For example the colorful grids are the sound of the piano, the circles and triangles are the different brass instruments and the slash marks are the srokes of the strings and the curvy lines are the wind instruments like the flute. The Warmer colors in the yellow to red range are louder nioses and the color tones of greans blues and purples are lower sounds. And he uses composition to draw your eye around the painting so that you can imagine how the whole piece would sound.
#2. Ali, England
Kandinsky supposedly had synesthesia so he wanted to create the painting equivalent of a symphony to stimulate the ears of the observer. Hence the name "composition".
#1. molli, england
does any1 knowe any history onthis picture?