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Vasily Kandinsky at the Neue Galerie

Monday, December 16, 2013

Curator Dr. Vivian Barnett discusses “Vasily Kandinsky: From Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus, 1910-1925” on view at the Neue Galerie through February 10, 2014. The exhibition of masterworks explores the development of Kandinsky’s art from the Blaue Reiter period into the pure abstraction and total environments of his Bauhaus years. Key works by Kandinsky’s artistic peers, including Albert Bloch, Marcel Breuer, Paul Klee, László Moholy-Nagy, and Marianne von Werefkin are also on view.

© 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Vasily Kandinsky (Moscow 1866-1944 Neuilly-sur-Seine) Murnau: Street with Horse-Drawn Carriage, 1909.

Oil on cardboard. Neue Galerie New York. This work is part of the collection of Estée Lauder and was made available through the generosity of Estée Lauder.

From “Vasily Kandinsky: From Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus, 1910-1925” on view at the Neue Galerie through February 10, 2014.

© 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris Photo: Hulya Kolabas
Vasily Kandinsky (Moscow 1866-1944 Neuilly-sur-Seine) Composition V, 1911.

Oil on canvas. Private Collection.

From “Vasily Kandinsky: From Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus, 1910-1925” on view at the Neue Galerie through February 10, 2014.

© 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Vasily Kandinsky (Moscow 1866-1944 Neuilly-sur-Seine) Small Pleasures, June 1913.

Oil on canvas. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY. Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection.

From “Vasily Kandinsky: From Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus, 1910-1925” on view at the Neue Galerie through February 10, 2014.

Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY © 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Vasily Kandinsky (Moscow 1866-1944 Neuilly-sur-Seine) Panel for Edwin R. Campbell No. 1, 1914.

Oil on canvas. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund, 1954.

From “Vasily Kandinsky: From Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus, 1910-1925” on view at the Neue Galerie through February 10, 2014.

Photo Credit: The Philadelphia Museum of Art / Art Resource, NY © 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Vasily Kandinsky (Moscow 1866-1944 Neuilly-sur-Seine) Circles within a Circle, 1923.

Oil on canvas. Philadelphia Museum of Art: The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, 1950.

From “Vasily Kandinsky: From Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus, 1910-1925” on view at the Neue Galerie through February 10, 2014.

Digital image © CNAC/MNAM/Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Jacques Faujour/ Art Resource, NY © 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Portrait of Vasily Kandinsky, 1933 Photo by: Hugo Erfurth (Halle 1874-1948 Gaienhofen).

Gelatin silver print. Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

From “Vasily Kandinsky: From Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus, 1910-1925” on view at the Neue Galerie through February 10, 2014.

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Comments [2]

James from Montclair, NJ

Leonard-

I am not sure, but I had the impression that you were using the terms 'abstract' and 'non-objective' interchangeably. Is that so? I had a 20-year career as a painter, doing what I consider non-objective work.
I follow Mondrian's ideas about this; he thought there was a significant difference between the two terms. Perhaps all art is abstract...by definition? Food for thought!

Dec. 16 2013 04:33 PM
Allison Kalsched from Maplewood, NJ

I was an art history major fresh out of McGill University when I had the good fortune to work as an intern for Dr. Barnett on the Catalogue Raisonne of Kandinsky's watercolors. I went on to have a career in the art world, and while I focused on contemporary art, I have to this day a deep love of Kandinsky's work, all due to my experience with Dr. Barnett. What an amazing opportunity for a 22-23 year old to have had and a great guest to share with the WNYC listeners.

Dec. 16 2013 01:24 PM

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