Yellow-Red-Blue (1925)  by Wassily Kandinsky



Geometric abstraction

Oil on canvas

50 × 78.7" (127.0 × 200.0 cm)

Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou

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28 June 2023
Colin Macleod: I have read that this represents the creativity and light of Democracy on the left contrasted to the darkness and chaos of Fascism on the Right.
03 September 2020
Bradford Robert McCormick: I love cats. WK had a cat. Cats enjoy being content and happy. They are not generally useful although they can be (there was a cat who saved a little boy from a dog attack, e.g.). Kandinsky's art is feline, except that cats can't generally express their peace and joy in paintings.
28 April 2020
jHONY S?NS: Suprematizm, s?n?rl? bir renk yelpazesinde temel geometrik formlar? tasvir etmeye odaklanm?? bir Rus sanat hareketi idi. Bauhaus, Almanya’da 20. y?zy?l sanat?nda b?y?k bir etkisi olan ve Kandinsky’nin 1922’den 1933’e kadar ??retti?i modernist bir sanat okuluydu. Bauhaus’taki zamanlar?nda Kandinsky taraf?ndan boyanan Sar?-K?rm?z?-Mavi, yaratt??? bir senfoni olarak g?r?lebilir. Solda geometrik ?ekiller ve parlak renkler, sa?daki soyut ?ekiller ve koyu renkler ile iki b?l?me ayr?labilir.
22 April 2019
Dagmar from nj: New to this artist but this painting (mine's a print) spoke to me. I'm loving it. But isn't that what it's all about?!
24 March 2019
Lisa: I feel like the soft colors represented around the mouth area of the person represents the words we anticipate speaking, yet present themselves spoken by the black lines that pertrude from the mouth area and show the value of words cutting through the boundary of the half circle which represents the lasting effect of things spoken powerfully.
There is also a very clear line that separates awake conscienceness and things dreamed. They flow together yet separate at the same time as one is not always aware.
There are three objects at the bottom right hand corner. Two of them ( the round dot and the tic-tac-toe) are equal to each other while the four lined object seems to “push” the tic-tax-toe concept closer to the boundary of the dream state conscience. Will they be manifest or will they not?
Lovely painting!
05 January 2019
antsje: Does anyone know the theme of this painting?

19 January 2018
oliver simic: I really love this article, its a very nice piece by my favorite artist.
24 February 2017
Charlie-C from Scotland, UK: I have a hand woven carpet of this "composition" on my wall at present.My take on it is that on the left, it is a human, with all sensory organs open to information. This information (data/experience/emotion) is then "processed" on the right hand side of the painting, going through a myriad of processes, and condensed into a single memory in the bottom RHS of the painting. The circles (almost ghost like figures) on the right, are a kind of "soul" or "moral/higher intelligence/deep emotion" that influence the memory of a single event that is then embedded in our mind/brain.
My opinion only not backed up by anything other that having viewed this painting for at least a couple of decades.
20 October 2015
Liz from United States: So, I was wondering if this painting could possible be upside down as well. It seems like it was intended to be a cat? I would like additional information as well.
31 August 2014
Thabi from South Africa: you guys are all awesome, I've just had a good laugh. To all those who think like Taco and Gyanendra, you just need to understand that this is basically art, thats why it's call abstract art, its not there for you to understand. It is sound. You can interpret it in yo own way, just know that Kandinsky was apparently listening to music when he did this masterpiece.
05 May 2014
Wassily Kandinsky from Heaven: It is a rabbit and a cat upside-down, and the correct way up it is a person on the left side of the picture.
14 October 2013
bob from heaven: i need to do reasearch for this can anyone help?
13 July 2013
taha {iran} from tehran: i have its 1000 pieces puzzle,I love it!!!
kandinsky has using this Chessboards in others paintings!
Anyway i think there are a cat & a clown(not rabbit!!!),when look at it upside down
02 October 2012
Edie Mc-Creedy from happy land: i think that this painting means that ........ everyone should go home on a tuesday and buy lots of kittens before talking without moving their eyebrows, yes i said it eyebrows!!!
02 October 2012
douglas mcdougal from woustershire: i find this so amazin that i die
14 September 2012
Delores Williams from USA: I have this picture on canvas just need to know how to find out if it is an original plz anyone!!!!!
15 August 2012
marisol from passaic,nj: love this print, people always comment on it some of them want to buy it from me
23 May 2012
emma: look at it upside down. its a rabbit and a cat. i only noticed cos i had it in storage. i ask friends all the time what they see. always get rabbit and cat.
21 April 2012
Gyanendra from New Delhi: What is the meaning on this Picture? Can any one tell me?
08 February 2012
small from midgert: lol taco you are funny
08 February 2012
taco from everywhere: this is dumb
20 November 2011
question from uk: does anyone know what muesuem this piece is in
08 November 2011
wawa3 from united kingdom: we did this in school ha ha funny lol but love the picture tho verry moving and exciting
24 October 2011
Pat Cow from Highfeilds Farm, Cornwall: A very moving picture i just love it. every time i look at it i can make up a different story from it
15 November 2010
nc from appleton wi: I have several Kandinsky prints in my living room and have collected him for years. People are always impressed.
18 July 2010
Brooke from Cape Coral, FL: I have this print in my living-room. I love it!

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