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Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou

This cultural center was opened in early 1977 thanks to the grate effort of the President of France Georges Pompidou. A huge building in high-tech style gathered under its roof several existing museums and became a real developmental engine of modern art and a must-see place for any tourist arriving to Paris. Today the Pompidou Center hosts more than 6 million visitors a year and is the second most popular Parisian cultural destination after the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower.

The museum collection is one of the three largest collections of Kandinsky in the world (together with the Lenbachhaus Museum in Munich and the Guggenheim Museum in New York) and has more than 100 paintings and 500 graphic works of the artist. Among them there are all known First Abstract Watercolor, 1910, Yellow-Red-Blue, 1925, Composition IX, 1936 and Sky Blue, 1940

Only two works were acquired by the museum in 1937 and in 1939 while the artist was alive. In 1976, artist’s widow Nina Kandinsky presented 15 paintings and 15 watercolors to the new museum. Then, in 1980, several works from the artist's studio in Neuilly were transferred to the museum according to the will. In 1994, a donation was received from gallery owner Karl Flinker, etc. The extensive heritage of the artist is handled by the Kandinsky Society, founded by Nina Kandinsky in 1979.

Center Pompidou also has a Bibliothèque Kandinsky - a documentary research center specializing in everything that is written, recorded and filmed about 20th and 21st century’s art: books, magazines, archives, photographs and audio-visual aids.
Photo by Oh Paris


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Kandinsky's artworks in this collection

Wassily Kandinsky. Clear Air, 1901
Clear Air, 1901
Wassily Kandinsky. Old town II, 1902
Old town II, 1902
Wassily Kandinsky. Poplars, 1902
Poplars, 1902
Wassily Kandinsky. Promenade, 1902
Promenade, 1902
Wassily Kandinsky. Twilight, 1903
Twilight, 1903
Wassily Kandinsky. Two Young Girls, 1903
Two Young Girls, 1903
Wassily Kandinsky. The Farewell, 1903
The Farewell, 1903
Wassily Kandinsky. L'Eventail (The Fan), 1903
L'Eventail (The Fan), 1903
Wassily Kandinsky. A Russian Scene, 1904
A Russian Scene, 1904
Wassily Kandinsky. Summer, 1904
Summer, 1904
Wassily Kandinsky. Arab city, 1905
Arab city, 1905
Wassily Kandinsky. Volga Song, 1906
Volga Song, 1906
Wassily Kandinsky. Les Corbeaux (Crows), 1907
Les Corbeaux (Crows), 1907
Wassily Kandinsky. Murnau. Landscape with a Tower, 1908
Murnau. Landscape with a Tower, 1908
Wassily Kandinsky. Autumn in Bavaria, 1908
Autumn in Bavaria, 1908
Wassily Kandinsky. Improvisation 3, 1909
Improvisation 3, 1909
Wassily Kandinsky. Untitled (First Abstract Watercolor), 1910
Untitled (First Abstract Watercolor), 1910
Wassily Kandinsky. Improvisation 14, 1910
Improvisation 14, 1910
Wassily Kandinsky. Picture with a Black Arch, 1912
Picture with a Black Arch, 1912
Wassily Kandinsky. To the Unknown Voice, 1916
To the Unknown Voice, 1916
Wassily Kandinsky. Painting on Light Ground, 1916
Painting on Light Ground, 1916
Wassily Kandinsky. In Grey, 1919
In Grey, 1919
Wassily Kandinsky. Draft for Mural In The Unjuried Art Show, Wall B, 1922
Draft for Mural In The Unjuried Art Show, Wall B, 1922
Wassily Kandinsky. On White II, 1923
On White II, 1923
Wassily Kandinsky. Yellow-Red-Blue, 1925
Yellow-Red-Blue, 1925
Wassily Kandinsky. Development, 1926
Development, 1926
Wassily Kandinsky. Dark Freshness, 1927
Dark Freshness, 1927
Wassily Kandinsky. On the Points, 1928
On the Points, 1928
Wassily Kandinsky. Crossing, 1928
Crossing, 1928
Wassily Kandinsky. Leichtes, 1930
Leichtes, 1930
Wassily Kandinsky. Development in Brown, 1933
Development in Brown, 1933
Wassily Kandinsky. Surfaces Meeting, 1934
Surfaces Meeting, 1934
Wassily Kandinsky. Two Green Points, 1935
Two Green Points, 1935
Wassily Kandinsky. Composition IX, 1936
Composition IX, 1936
Wassily Kandinsky. White Line, 1936
White Line, 1936
Wassily Kandinsky. Thirty, 1937
Thirty, 1937
Wassily Kandinsky. Colourful Ensemble, 1938
Colourful Ensemble, 1938
Wassily Kandinsky. Complex-Simple, 1939
Complex-Simple, 1939
Wassily Kandinsky. Towards the Blue, 1939
Towards the Blue, 1939
Wassily Kandinsky. Sky Blue, 1940
Sky Blue, 1940
Wassily Kandinsky. Untitled, 1940
Untitled, 1940
Wassily Kandinsky. Intime Message, 1942
Intime Message, 1942
Wassily Kandinsky. Conglomerat, 1943
Conglomerat, 1943
Wassily Kandinsky. Tempered Elan, 1944
Tempered Elan, 1944
Wassily Kandinsky. Composition, 1944
Composition, 1944