Heavy Red

By Wassily Kandinsky SKU:70539

Wassily Kandinsky’s “Heavy Red,” painted in 1924, is a powerful testimony to his signature abstract art style. The painting features an arrangement of bold and contrasting geometric shapes with a dominant red color. “Heavy Red” is notable for its use of angular shapes and rough texture, reflecting Kandinsky’s interest in Russian folk art as well as highlighting the emotional intensity of color. It is a quintessential example of Kandinsky’s innovative style and continues to captivate audiences today with its striking composition and vibrant colors.

63 cm

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Title: Kandinsky’s “Heavy Red”
Year Painted: 1924

Wassily Kandinsky was one of the pioneers of abstract art, and his painting “Heavy Red,” painted in 1924, is an outstanding example of his signature style. The painting is comprised of a series of geometric shapes in various hues of red, arranged in a dynamic and striking composition.

What makes “Heavy Red” so special is the use of color and texture to create an emotional intensity that is characteristic of Kandinsky’s work. The red color conveys the idea of passion, energy, and intensity, while the angular shapes suggest a sense of tension or movement. The rough texture adds a tactile quality to the painting, creating a sense of depth and weight.

Another aspect of the painting that makes it special is Kandinsky’s use of Russian folk art motifs. He was heavily influenced by traditional Russian art and culture, as he believed that it contained the essence of his nation’s heritage. This motif is particularly evident in the angular shapes of the painting, which reflect the stylized forms found in traditional Russian art.

Despite being more than 90 years old, “Heavy Red” remains relevant and influential today. It represents the pinnacle of Kandinsky’s career and is considered a milestone in the development of abstract art.

In conclusion, “Heavy Red” is a special painting that showcases Kandinsky’s unique artistic vision. Its composition, color, and texture all work together to create a sense of tension and emotional intensity that is characteristic of his work. Whether you are an art lover or simply curious about the development of abstract art, “Heavy Red” is a painting worth exploring.

Original size:
128 x 201.5 cm (width x height)
Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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