Upwards, 1929

By Wassily Kandinsky SKU:70551

Kandinsky's "Upwards," painted in 1929 by Wassily Kandinsky, is a truly special artwork. As a pioneering figure in abstract art, Kandinsky sought to express spirituality and emotion through his unique style. "Upwards" exemplifies this vision with vibrant colors, dynamic compositions, and a symphonic arrangement of forms. It represents a departure from representational art, inviting viewers to experience art on a deeper, intuitive level. With its transformative power and profound impact, "Upwards" remains a remarkable painting in the history of abstract expressionism, inspiring generations of artists and captivating audiences with its transcendent beauty.

57 cm

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Total € 195

Title: “Wassily Kandinsky’s Upwards: A Transcendent Masterpiece of 1929”

Year Painted: 1929

Wassily Kandinsky, a renowned Russian artist and pioneer of abstract art, created a captivating masterpiece titled “Upwards” in the year 1929. This painting holds immense significance in Kandinsky’s artistic journey and is considered a seminal work in the development of abstract expressionism.

“Upwards” is a testament to Kandinsky’s artistic vision and his ability to convey spiritual and emotional depths through abstract forms. The painting is a symphony of vibrant colors, dynamic shapes, and rhythmic compositions, which exemplify Kandinsky’s belief in the transformative power of art.

Kandinsky was deeply influenced by music, and he often drew parallels between the harmonies of sound and the visual elements in his artwork. In “Upwards,” one can discern a symphonic arrangement of lines, curves, and geometric forms that seem to dance across the canvas, creating a sense of movement and energy.

The color palette employed in “Upwards” is striking and deliberate. Bold hues and contrasting tones interplay to evoke a range of emotions and stimulate the viewer’s senses. The carefully chosen colors are not meant to represent the physical world but rather to convey the artist’s inner experiences and spiritual aspirations.

What makes “Upwards” particularly special is its embodiment of Kandinsky’s exploration of abstraction. Departing from traditional representation, Kandinsky aimed to create a visual language that spoke directly to the viewer’s soul. The painting invites contemplation and encourages an emotional response, urging viewers to look beyond the surface and tap into the universal language of art.

As an influential work in the art world, “Upwards” continues to inspire and captivate audiences. Its profound impact on subsequent generations of artists cannot be overstated. The painting’s expressive power and ability to transcend the physical realm have secured its place as a pivotal piece within the realm of abstract expressionism.

Kandinsky’s “Upwards” represents a milestone in the evolution of abstract art, providing a profound and transformative experience for those who encounter it. Its timeless beauty and spiritual resonance continue to resonate with art enthusiasts and scholars alike, cementing its status as a truly exceptional painting in the annals of art history.

Original size:
49 x 70 cm (width x height)
Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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