Kandinsky in Munich, 1896-1914
Guggenheim | 1982 | ISBN: 0892070307 | English | 320 pages | PDF | 20 MB
Vasily Kandinsky, it may be stated fairly, lived at least three lives in one. In the course of his seventy-eight years, despite an exceptionally late start as an artist, his work encompassed three stylistic phases which, though ultimately comprehensible as a unity, nevertheless are more than ordinarily separable from one another. Each of these-in Munich before World War I; at the Bauhaus during the postwar years; and in Paris from the rise of Nazism through World War II-represented a major episode which was more or less self-contained. In each Kandinsky developed a style that corresponded to a particular insight, and each reflected an advanced, visionary sensibility.