Picture XVI, The Great Gate of Kiev

By Wassily Kandinsky SKU:7350

Kandinsky, Wassily's "Picture XVI, The Great Gate of Kiev," painted in 1928, is an exceptional artwork. It holds great significance as one of Kandinsky's late works, showcasing his mastery of abstract composition. The painting depicts the iconic architectural structure in vibrant colors and geometric forms, reflecting Kandinsky's unique artistic vision. It is special because it represents the culmination of his artistic evolution, combining his early representational style with his later abstract explorations. "Picture XVI, The Great Gate of Kiev" is a testament to Kandinsky's ability to evoke emotion through abstract forms, solidifying his status as a visionary in the realm of abstract art.

39 cm

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Total € 195

“Title: “”Abstract Symmetry: Kandinsky’s Iconic Picture XVI, The Great Gate of Kiev””
Year Painted: 1928

Kandinsky, Wassily, an influential abstract artist, crafted a remarkable masterpiece in 1928 titled “”Picture XVI, The Great Gate of Kiev.”” This artwork holds significant value as one of Kandinsky’s late works, showcasing his expertise in abstract composition and capturing the essence of an iconic architectural structure.

Wassily Kandinsky, a Russian-born artist, revolutionized the art world with his abstract approach.

“”Picture XVI, The Great Gate of Kiev”” portrays the famous architectural landmark in Kiev through vibrant colors and geometric forms. Kandinsky’s unique artistic vision transforms the physical structure into an abstract symphony of shapes and lines. The painting represents a fusion of his earlier representational style with his later abstract explorations, showcasing the evolution of his artistic journey.

What sets “”Picture XVI, The Great Gate of Kiev”” apart is its ability to evoke emotions through abstract forms. Kandinsky believed that colors and shapes held innate emotional and spiritual qualities. In this painting, the vivid hues and carefully constructed geometric elements create a visual language that transcends the physical representation of the gate. It invites viewers to experience a heightened sense of emotion and connection.

The year 1928 marked a significant phase in Kandinsky’s artistic development. It was during this period that he fully embraced abstraction and experimented with different forms of visual expression. “”Picture XVI, The Great Gate of Kiev”” represents the culmination of his artistic evolution, combining elements of representation and abstraction to create a harmonious composition.

This painting’s uniqueness lies in its ability to convey both a sense of grandeur and the power of the abstract. Kandinsky’s deliberate use of color, line, and form results in a composition that balances symmetry with dynamic energy. It captures the spirit of the architectural marvel while also transcending its physical limitations, transforming it into a work of art that resonates on an emotional and spiritual level.

In conclusion, Kandinsky’s “”Picture XVI, The Great Gate of Kiev”” is a visually captivating and emotionally evocative masterpiece. Its abstract composition and the fusion of representation and abstraction exemplify Kandinsky’s artistic genius.”

Original size:
27.3 x 21.3 cm (width x height)
Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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