Cossacks (Part of the Composition IV) (1910)  by Wassily Kandinsky

Cossacks (Part of the Composition IV)


Oil on canvas

51.2 × 37" (130.0 × 94.0 cm)

London, Tate

The artist said that it is based on impressions of the Cossacks’ entrance to Moscow during the revolutionary events of 1905-1906. This work is semi-abstract.

There are two Cossacks with sabers in the upper left corner. On the right there are two Cossacks with lances and one with a saber against a blue hill with a house on it. The rainbow is a bridge.

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06 November 2021
Margaret: My first husband stood me in front of this every Sunday. I love it and have a print of it always with me.
26 October 2019
Ben from Dover: Love this painting! Really brings out the tough environment he lived in. Truly a man of skill here!
16 March 2014
Ellie from Peterborough: I love Kandinsky's paintings!!!
09 August 2012
Samantha from Wales : I love Kandinsky so much! I never really liked abstact until I saw Cossacks In the Tate! <3
05 January 2011
laura from farnham : we have being learning about absract art in our art lessons and i think this is amazing picture that he has made himself
01 April 2010
Jim Nunes from Galt CA USA: I saw Cossacks at the Tate in London last summer 2009. One of my favorites. Looks similar to Composition IV

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