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Sydney International Art Series: Kandinsky

Explore the life and work of hugely influential 20th Century expressionist Vasily Kandinsky at the Art Gallery of NSW.
By Joe Rivers and Alec Jones
June 05, 2023
By Joe Rivers and Alec Jones
June 05, 2023

Originally presented as Vasily Kandinsky: Around the Circle in New York's iconic Guggenheim Museum, this in-depth retrospective of Vasily Kandinsky — one of the early 20th century's most notable modernists — is coming to the Art Gallery of NSW in November 2023.

Vasily Kandinsky 'Landscape with rain' January 1913, oil on canvas, 70.5 x 78.4 cm, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection, photo courtesy Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

Visitors to Kandinsky get to experience the changing inspirations and themes in his work, tracing his beginnings in Germany, his return to his home country of Russia, and final settling place in France. Also inspired by a decade of teaching at the Bauhaus school, Kandinsky attempted to transform himself through his art, as much as his surroundings had a transformational impact on his masterful work.

Kandinsky is remembered as a pioneer of abstract art and a theorist of his time, which visitors to the exhibition will see in the many paintings, woodcuts and watercolours on display. This comprehensive showcase will explore the legacy of an artist who was as influential as he was experimental.

Kandinsky is coming to the Art Gallery of NSW on Saturday, November 4 and will run through to March 2024. For more information, visit the website.

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