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Composition VII, Vasily Vasilievich Kandinsky, 1913

Composition VII, Vasily Vasilievich Kandinsky, 1913

Composition VII - Vasily Vasilievich Kandinsky. Oil on canvas 200x300 cm

In addition to detailed theoretical justifications for his work, Kandinsky left more than 30 sketches that demonstrate how thoroughly the preparatory process for writing Composition VII went through. The work itself was completed in 4 days, for which there is photographic evidence.

You can look at the picture only from the position of Kandinsky’s attitude to form and color - only in this case the composition acquires a huge deepest meaning. The dominant colors of the canvas is red - a symbol of strength, single-minded immense power; blue is the color of peace, and white is the personification of eternity, primordial being. Also in the work there is a yellow color, which the author has always characterized as frivolous and rapidly scattering.

The color content is supported by a well-thought-out composition of the work - this is a diagonally unfolding shape, closed in the rectangular space of the canvas. The central motif of the artist declared an oval shape, which intersect many irregular rectangles. Moreover, all this structured piling looks like an almost clearly marked cent, acting in a whirlwind of flowers and whimsical lines.

Art historians and researchers, based on diary entries and studying Kandinsky’s work as a whole, came to the conclusion that Composition VII combines several themes in its plot-emotional understanding - the Last Judgment, the Flood, the Resurrection from the Dead, and the Garden of Eden.


Watch the video: Kandinsky - CompositionVII animated! (January 2021).