Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky “Blue Segment”

Blue Segment

Oil on canvas • Abstract Art • 120,6 × 140,1 cm • 1921 • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY

“…Blue Segment 1921, with its combination of different forms, shows Kandinsky’s art at a pivotal moment. Like many of his earlier works, the title focuses on just one section of the painting, in this case the blue segment rather like a crescent moon…” Tate Exhibition

Self Portrait of Kandinsky

Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky

Russian painter and art theorist
was born in Moscow, Russia.

December 4, 1866*

* December 16, by the Gregorian calendar

His style: Abstract Art

Check my tribute to this great artist here: Wassily Kandinsky


27 replies »

  1. At https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wassily_Kandinsky there’s a good introduction to Kandinsky’s life and art. The most recent develop is from just a few months ago, even though Kandinsky died in 1944: “In 2013 the Lewenstein family filed a claim for the restitution of Kandinsky’s Painting with Houses held by the Stedelijk Museum. In 2020, a committee established by the Dutch minister of culture found fault with the behaviour of the Restitution Committee, causing a scandal where two of its members, including its chairman, resigned. Later that year, a court in Amsterdam ruled that the Stedelijk Museum could retain the painting from the Jewish Lewenstein collection, despite the Nazi theft. However, in August 2021 the Amsterdam City Council decided to return the painting to the Lewenstein family.”

  2. An artist like yourself, Marina, would probably NOT have favorites! I love Kandinsky, and he with Marc Chagall are my two favorite modern painters. Thank you for revisiting him.

  3. That’s a beautiful painting. I haven’t thought about Kandinsky in a long time. I love his work.

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