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Several circles

Painting, 1926, 140×140 cm

Description of the artwork «Several circles»

After returning to Germany from Russia Kandinsky began to work in the famous The Bauhaus in Weimar. In 1926, the school moved to Dessau, and the artist began a new period became the most productive and rich. In the same year 1926, when it was written the painting "Several circles"Kandinsky is releasing a book "Point and line to plane" in which he sets out his views on painting in General and abstract art in particular. In this work the artist has organized his ideas about form and colour, their relations and interactions with each other, about the musical and emotional equivalent of different colors and their relationship with each other.

Fruitful period in the work of Vasily Kandinsky lasted until 1933. During this time he wrote 159 oil paintings and 300 water colors. However, in the same year came to power, the Nazis closed the Bauhaus, and Kandinsky was forced to hastily move to Paris. An impressive part of the artist's works, written between 1926 and 1933, were destroyed.

The painting "Several circles" is one of the few surviving works of that period – it is a perfect exercise in abstract style, while its flawless pattern. The forms here have a value-filled life, regardless of their relations with the external reality. It is a harmoniously-space painting was the culmination of all previous experiences with Kandinsky circles, laconic and at the same time infinitely profound visual display of the music of the heavenly spheres. The artist himself once gave a very poetic definition and description of this seemingly very simple form: "Circle, which I often use in recent times, cannot be called otherwise but romantic. And today's romanticism is without a doubt much more deep, beautiful, meaningful and beneficial. This is a block of ice with a flaming fire inside. But if people are able to feel only the cold, but not fire the worse for them..."

Author: Eugene Sidelnikov
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About the artwork

Art form: Painting

Style of art: Abstractionism

Technique: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Date of creation: 1926

Size: 140×140 cm

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