Blue Mountain

By Wassily Kandinsky SKU:70553

Wassily Kandinsky's "Blue Mountain," painted in 1908, is a highly significant artwork in the realm of abstract art. It represents a pivotal moment in Kandinsky's career, marking his transition towards pure abstraction. The painting's dominant use of blue evokes a sense of tranquility and spirituality, reflecting Kandinsky's symbolic interpretation of colors. With its dynamic composition and expressive brushstrokes, "Blue Mountain" captures the viewer's attention, immersing them in a world of abstract beauty. This masterpiece showcases Kandinsky's innovative approach to form, color, and composition, solidifying his position as a pioneering figure in the development of abstract art.

44 cm

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Total € 195

Title: “Blue Mountain” by Wassily Kandinsky: Year Painted – 1908

Wassily Kandinsky, a renowned Russian painter and art theorist, created the masterpiece “Blue Mountain” in the year 1908. This painting holds great significance in the history of art, as it marked a pivotal moment in Kandinsky’s artistic journey and the development of abstract art.

Kandinsky is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of abstract art, a style that sought to move away from the traditional representation of objects and focus on conveying emotions and spiritual ideas through non-representational forms and colors. He believed that art had the power to transcend the material world and evoke a profound response within the viewer.

“Blue Mountain” embodies Kandinsky’s exploration of color and form as a means of expressing inner thoughts and feelings. The painting features a dynamic composition, with sweeping lines and vibrant hues of blue dominating the canvas. The use of bold, expressive brushstrokes creates a sense of movement and energy, evoking the awe-inspiring grandeur of a mountainous landscape.

This particular painting is considered special for several reasons. Firstly, it represents a significant departure from Kandinsky’s earlier works, which were still rooted in a more figurative style. “Blue Mountain” marks the transition towards pure abstraction, as Kandinsky began to focus on the emotional and spiritual aspects of art rather than the depiction of recognizable objects.

Secondly, the painting showcases Kandinsky’s fascination with the color blue. Throughout his career, Kandinsky assigned profound symbolic meanings to different colors, and blue, in particular, held a special place in his artistic vocabulary. For Kandinsky, blue represented spirituality, tranquility, and the infinite. In “Blue Mountain,” the dominant use of blue conveys a sense of serenity and invites the viewer to contemplate the vastness of the natural world.

Lastly, “Blue Mountain” reflects Kandinsky’s innovative approach to composition and form. He believed that colors and shapes had inherent musical qualities, and he often compared his paintings to symphonies. In this artwork, the flowing lines and harmonious arrangement of shapes create a visual rhythm, captivating the viewer and immersing them in a world of abstract beauty.

Original size:
97.6 x 107.3 cm (width x height)
Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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