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Two on a horse

Painting, 1906, 50.5×55 cm

Description of the artwork «Two on a horse»

Creative methods of Kandinsky's like his life is constant motion and a lot of changes. It is interesting from this point of view in his early work, in which you can see the hints at how to radically change his style.

Picture "Two on a horse" at first glance ordinary, it has a folklore and fairy-tale motifs and, perhaps, nostalgia. But on the other it shows how at the forefront of the artist gradually entering the lines and color spots. The faces of the people drawn are not clear, they relaxed and pensive pose speaks of samovlublennosti. Think, the rider holds the reins, and the horse carries them herself. Simple plot and plenty of space for the imagination: who are they, where are they going? In Medieval times the movement in the paintings "right to left" meant returning home. Perhaps that is why the figures on the canvas so calm.

The picture is similar to the ancient mosaic with dark colors that are diluted more vivid colors. Dominated by blue color, which, according to Kandinsky, "typical heavenly color, and in strong its deepening, develops an element of rest." The painting is full of romance and tenderness. The artist said that embodied in the painting "many of my dreams," and during work felt heart palpitations, like a real poet.

Author: Alexander Berezhnaya
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About the artwork

Art form: Painting

Subject and objects: Mythological scene

Style of art: Post-Impressionism

Technique: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Date of creation: 1906

Size: 50.5×55 cm

Artwork in selections: 52 selections

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