In the Black Square

By Wassily Kandinsky SKU:70979

Kandinsky, Wassily's "In the Black Square," painted in 1915, holds immense significance in the art world. This iconic piece marks a pivotal moment in the evolution of abstract art. Departing from representational forms, Kandinsky reduced his composition to a single black square, symbolizing the rejection of traditional artistic conventions. The painting challenges viewers to delve beyond the tangible and engage with the power of simplicity and abstraction. "In the Black Square" is a visual manifesto, provoking contemplation on the nature of art and pushing boundaries of artistic expression.

42 cm

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“Title: “”Kandinsky, Wassily – In the Black Square: A Groundbreaking Exploration of Abstraction””
Year Painted: 1915

Wassily Kandinsky, a trailblazing Russian painter and art theorist, created a seminal work of art in 1915 known as “”In the Black Square.”” This painting holds a significant place in the history of art, representing a radical departure from traditional artistic conventions and marking a turning point in the development of abstract art.

“”In the Black Square”” is a powerful and enigmatic composition. As the title suggests, the painting consists solely of a black square on a white background. This simple yet profound form challenges the viewer’s perception and invites contemplation. The absence of representational imagery allows for a pure focus on form, color, and the emotions they evoke.

Kandinsky’s creation of this monochromatic masterpiece was a deliberate step towards non-objective art. It represented his belief in the autonomy of art and the ability of abstract forms to convey profound meaning. The black square, devoid of recognizable references, becomes a symbol of infinite possibilities and boundless interpretation.

This painting is special for several reasons. Firstly, it represents a significant shift in Kandinsky’s artistic career, as he embraced pure abstraction and moved away from the depiction of recognizable subjects. Secondly, “”In the Black Square”” is emblematic of Kandinsky’s belief in the spiritual power of art. He viewed his compositions as visual manifestations of inner experiences and believed that abstract forms could access a higher realm of consciousness.

Furthermore, “”In the Black Square”” holds historical importance as a seminal work of the Russian avant-garde movement. It became an influential symbol for the Suprematist movement, founded by Kazimir Malevich, who also explored the potential of geometric shapes and the use of black as a primary color.

Original size:
93.3 x 97.5 cm (width x height)
Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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