Old town II
Oil on canvas
20.5 × 30.9" (52.0 × 78.5 cm)
Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou
The painting was created under his impressions after a trip to Rothenburg, a medieval museum city in North Bavaria (230 km from Munich), on a high bank of the Tauber River. Kandinsky first went to Rothenburg in 1901, and in 1903 he came to visit together with Gabriele Munter. In The Steps, his autobiographical novel, Kandinsky mentions that there was only one picture left from this trip. It was painted already upon his return to Munich. According to old photographs, there were two versions of this picture, yet the location of the former is now unknown.
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01 March 2017Natalie from USA: I think that the painting could be better but the art style and 3-D dynamics make it a whole lot better.
21 February 2017Marijane from Spring, Texas, U.S.A.: All of these paintings are super beautiful by Kandinsky. He had a style like none other, but many try to copy him. He gave beauty to the world.
14 March 2016Noel from London: Abstract art is intricate and requires a lot of skill to pull off. You need a good understanding of colour, mark-making and composition. So yes, it is art.
14 March 2016SDWUID from London: Is abstract art even art?
24 March 2015Erik from Portsmouth: this painting is alright
06 April 2012Bob from Portsmouth: this painting is very good