Kandinsky Vasily – “Moscow I”
Wassily Kandinsky loved Moscow very much. He said that Moscow is a complex and mobile city. He called it a confusion, where events, destinies and people are intertwined. But at the same time, for him, Moscow is the most beautiful city on the planet Earth. Therefore, it is not surprising that his source of inspiration is Moscow. It was to her that he dedicated several paintings, the main of which is considered the painting “Moscow. Red Square”.
Vasily Vasilyevich Kandinsky lived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is known all over the world as one of the founders of abstract art. This is a genre of painting that is not recognized and understood by many. Unusual combinations of colors, shapes, fantastic subjects – all this is characteristic of abstractionism.
At first glance, the painting “Moscow. Red Square ”you cannot recognize Moscow at all. Bells, chapels, large white houses are visible somewhere in the distance. But it is completely unclear how one can recognize the city in this.
Moscow for Kandinsky is a big confusion, so everything in his paintings is intertwined, confused, incomprehensible. But if you look closely, you can see the famous paving stones on Red Square. You can see little people, and even a building that looks like the Bolshoi Theater.
Vivid colors are very important for abstract art. Wassily Kandinsky chose yellow, blue, red and pink for his Moscow. The technique itself is very specific. Kandinsky painted with large oil strokes. He tried not to mix colors in order to get a bright and clear picture.
Many people do not understand abstractionism. They believe that everyone can paint like this, and it shouldn’t cost a lot of money. But, nevertheless, paintings by Kandinsky and other artists who painted in this style are sold at auctions for a lot of money. But this picture is kept in the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.
Year of painting: 1916.
Dimensions of the painting: 49.5 x 51.5 cm.
Writing technique: oil.
Genre: urban landscape.
Gallery: State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia.