This exhibition presents over 50 paintings and 30 works on paper and follows Wassily Kandinsky’s intriguing journey from figurative landscape painter to modernist master, as he strove to develop a radically abstract language.
Focusing on the first half of his career, the exhibition begins with a series of early landscapes inspired by the exquisite Bavarian countryside and folk imagery from Russian fairy tales and legends. It then explores how Kandinsky’s style evolved after he moved to Germany and co-founded the ground-breaking Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) group. The exhibition continues by exploring the artistic changes which accompanied Kandinsky's move to Russia and subsequent return to Germany where he became a member of the Bauhaus.
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