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.

Guggenheim Museum · "Several Circles" by Vasily Kandinsky

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28 May 2024
Nobody: Lol all these old comments are hillarious. Anyone wondering, we still have to do this in art subjects today.
10 February 2022
Beatrice: I think this is very spacey and cool
19 November 2020
CringeBoi: Wow, this is less cringe than me.
10 November 2020
Ruby: This is an incredible painting and has a really good meaning. Whoever teased it is an idiot and don't know anything!
Stupids! lol!
20 October 2018
Your mum: Help me! gotta draw in the style of kakndinsky for art homework...
16 October 2018
Super man: It’s circles how is it amazing?
14 October 2018
05 June 2018
jack: i like your artwork

12 April 2018
Rachel: 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.
04 January 2018
UM-Fineart Student: Nicely done!
27 November 2016
Luca from Bromley: This painting is fantastic I've gotta do it for a homework research sheet
02 January 2016
Nina from Sydney: 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...
11 December 2015
Person from Place: Yeah I'm doing a presentation for this too for my art class.
09 December 2015
Not your mum from the Badlands: really cool piece! doing homework on this :)
10 November 2015
jess: cool beans
02 November 2015
tilda from twickenham: 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... : )
17 September 2015
indezyn from Chicago: One of his purest and best!
03 August 2015
Jacob from Over there.: 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.
25 May 2015
Daniel E.: tbh i can make something like this but its nice
29 April 2015
bob from your mum: this is worse than my toddler can do
10 December 2014
Me: This is 1 of my favs
14 November 2014
Leeerooy from The Moon: The big one looks like an eye... The rest look like planets.
24 March 2014
vanne.pedagogiccenter from facebook: Kandinsky..deep Lovee
24 March 2014
vanne.pedagogiccenter from Planet Earth: I met this pcture when I watched \"six degrees oh Separation\" I\'ll never let.
Kandinsky..deep Lovee
24 March 2014
Vanne from Brazil: I met this pcture when I watched "Six degrees of Separation" and I'll never let
Kadinsly deep love
14 November 2013
Liam from Australia: What inspired him for this?
06 November 2013
Bob from planet BOB: my home is the top right one
04 November 2013
bob from pasific ocean: da solar system
20 July 2013
islipgeekgirl from Planet Earth: I LOVE this painting! Kadinsky was a man before his time. What beauty from 1926!
24 April 2013
Camila from Argentina: No se que quiiso decir con esta pintura !
13 March 2013
Fifi from Nottingham: 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
hapz: wierd but cool
04 June 2012
Livin.Life from Michigan: 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
Alyssa: Amazing, kind of reminds me of the solar system!
12 April 2012
Blair from Malibu: modern, abstract art at its very finest
05 January 2012
Davy: yes... this is awesome
27 December 2011
Liz from S. Yorks UK: Several spirits, much like an enso. all beautiful and shining forever
14 November 2011
Lucy from Newcatle: This piece is very inspiring to me, i love the colours!
14 November 2011
robert from newcastle: this is wicked!
26 April 2011
lydia from devon: not a sick painting at all
26 April 2011
lydia from england: 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.
12 April 2011
Joshua Garcia from california: santiago student form california here! ha i gotta do this for mrs loves class:p sick painting though.
14 March 2011
zan from spotx: i have to do this pic 4 a class thing and i think its awesome!!!
03 March 2011
grace: theres something about this that makes me all happy inside whenever i see it..
12 December 2010
Izzy: mad awesome =]

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