A book illustrative exhibition “Ways to abstraction”, dedicated to the 150th anniversary of a major artist of the 20th century Wassily Kandinsky, has been opened since December 16 till January 3 in the fine arts reading room (306).
The beginner of abstractionism and original thinker Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944) was in the origins of those artistic movements and ideas, which development still continues today. Kandinsky among titans of Modern art is a patriarch, who in his development passed the history of culture and placed it in one destiny. His art knows a naïve tale, highest rises of abstractionism, decorative fancies.
Master’s destiny, his theoretical works, prose and verses, teaching in famous Bauhaus, relentless way to his own individuality, all these made him one of classicists of the 20th century. The exhibition presents Selected works on the theory of art (2001) by Kandinsky, his famous research Point and Line to Plane (2003), and his book Concerning the Spiritual in Art (1992), which broke all firm opinions and became the first theoretical substantiation of abstractionism.
Kandinsky considered geometrical abstraction and the theme of space as an absolute and highest order the most important in art. The artist makes a sort of escape from the earth’s field of gravity in the weightlessness of pointless world where basic coordinates – bottom, top, space and weight are lost. Reproductions of Kandinsky’s works are represented in albums dedicated to art and work of the outstanding master.
The exposition offers books and albums on the history of expressionism and Russian avant-garde, and articles, postcards and other iconic documents.
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