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"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." - Thomas Merton
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Happy 147th birthday to Wassily Kandinsky!Born on this day in 1866, Kandinsky’s art and theoretical writings were instrumental to the development of abstraction in the early twentieth century. This lithograph from the Blanton’s permanent collection was made during the artist’s first year as a professor at the Bauhaus, and stands out as one of the few nonfigurative works in a portfolio that includes Surrealist, Cubist, and Futurist works. Using shards of primary color, overlapping geometric shapes, and competing gestural strokes, Kandinsky exploded the idea that expression and content in art depend on the figure. Distributed throughout Europe and the United States, the portfolio of which this lithograph is a part spread revolutionary ideas about the definition and function of art in an increasingly democratic and global society. View a zoomable version of this work on our website.Wassily Kandinsky, “Bauhaus Prints - New European Graphics, 4th Portfolio: Italian and Russian Artists,” 1922, four-color lithograph from four stones, Gift of Mr and Mrs. Richard Gonzalez, 1989.

blantonmuseum:

Happy 147th birthday to Wassily Kandinsky!

Born on this day in 1866, Kandinsky’s art and theoretical writings were instrumental to the development of abstraction in the early twentieth century. This lithograph from the Blanton’s permanent collection was made during the artist’s first year as a professor at the Bauhaus, and stands out as one of the few nonfigurative works in a portfolio that includes Surrealist, Cubist, and Futurist works. Using shards of primary color, overlapping geometric shapes, and competing gestural strokes, Kandinsky exploded the idea that expression and content in art depend on the figure. Distributed throughout Europe and the United States, the portfolio of which this lithograph is a part spread revolutionary ideas about the definition and function of art in an increasingly democratic and global society. View a zoomable version of this work on our website.

Wassily Kandinsky, “Bauhaus Prints - New European Graphics, 4th Portfolio: Italian and Russian Artists,” 1922, four-color lithograph from four stones, Gift of Mr and Mrs. Richard Gonzalez, 1989.

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german-expressionists:

Wassily Kandinsky, Dark Freshness, 1927

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Wassily Kandinsky, Dark Freshness, 1927

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Wassily Kandinsky, Black Relationship, 1924

german-expressionists:

Wassily Kandinsky, Black Relationship, 1924

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artmastered:

Marianne von Werefkin, Police Sentinel in Vilnius, 1914

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Marianne von Werefkin, Police Sentinel in Vilnius, 1914

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fuckyeahexpressionism:

Marianne von Werefkin, City in Lithuania (Stadt in Litauen), c. 1913

fuckyeahexpressionism:

Marianne von Werefkin, City in Lithuania (Stadt in Litauen), c. 1913

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german-expressionists:

Marianne von Werefkin, Schlittschuhläufer(skaters), 1911

german-expressionists:

Marianne von Werefkin, Schlittschuhläufer(skaters), 1911

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hierarchical-aestheticism:

Marianne von Werefkin, Nuit Fantastique, c. 1910

hierarchical-aestheticism:

Marianne von Werefkin, Nuit Fantastique, c. 1910

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fuckyeahexpressionism:

Marianne von Werefkin, Landscape with Horse and Rider (Landschaft mit Reiter und Reiterin), c. 1927

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Marianne von Werefkin, Landscape with Horse and Rider (Landschaft mit Reiter und Reiterin), c. 1927

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Marianne von Werefkin

Marianne von Werefkin (Russian Мариамна/Марианна Владимировна Веревкина) (10 September [O.S. 29 August] 1860, Tula, Russia – 6 February 1938, Ascona, Switzerland), born Marianna Wladimirowna Werewkina (transliteration Marianna Vladimirovna Verëvkina), was a Russian-Swiss Expressionist painter.

This is great. It’s like the lovechild of Vincent Van Gogh and Edvard Munch.

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~ Saturday, April 5 ~
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Choosing - George Frederick Watts

(Source: marcuscrassus)

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