Vassily Kandinsky at The Centre Pompidou, Paris





Centre Pompidou, Paris

Galerie 1, Level 6



Kandinsky
8 April – 10 August 2009






This exhibition offers, for the first time in 25 years, a comprehensive overview of the work of Russian artist Vasily Kandinsky, documenting the key periods of his artistic career (Munich, Paris / Munich/ Moscow / Weimar, Dessau, Berlin / Paris) through a selection of major paintings dating from 1907 to 1942.


Vassily Kandinsky

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Einige Kreise, 1926
Huile sur toile – 100,5 x 80,5
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection, by gift
© ADAGP, Paris 2009


Thanks to the unprecedented collaboration between the Centre Pompidou, the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, this international retrospective, showing in Munich, Paris and New York, has been able to draw on the three largest public collections of Kandinsky’s work, as well as loans from other institutions and private collections.

Through some hundred exceptional paintings, this unique exhibition examines Kandinsky’s contribution to modern art, its chronological organisation revealing the logical unfolding of his ideas and his relationship to his time.


Vassily Kandinsky

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Composition IX, 1936
Huile sur toile – 113,5 x 195cm
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Achat de l’État et attribution, 1939
© ADAGP, Paris 2009


At the Centre Pompidou, the retrospective is complemented by a selection of recent additions to the Centre’s own holding of Kandinsky’s work: watercolours and manuscripts of the so-called “Russian” period from 1914 to 1917, and the Bauhaus portfolio celebrating his 60th birthday in 1926. The last major Kandinsky exhibition in Paris was held at the Centre Pompidou in 1984, to mark the accession of the Nina Kandinsky Bequest.



    Images © Adagp, Paris 2009


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