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Grosse Studie

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  • Tutu HU asked

    Could you possibly provide me with the provenance?

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

    Hello Tutu Hu, Thank you for your question. This painting has entered the collection in 1964. It had been part of the collection of the Solomon Guggenheim Museum in New York and was auctioned at Sotheby's together with ten other works by Kandinsky which were also acquired. This painting was originally owned by (the widow of) Herwarth Walden. I hope this information helps you. Kind regards, Els

  • Conor Quirke asked

    What are the dimensions of this painting and what medium is it (Oil on Canvas? etc)

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

    Dear Conor, This painting is in oil on canvas indeed, and the dimensions are: height 101 cm and width 79,3 cm. You can find the dimensions on the website by scrolling down and then click on 'show more details'. All best, Els


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Kandinsky's work changed radically between 1910 and 1914. He moved from narrative scenes to a completely free and abstract visual language. This 'large study' is a highpoint in this development. It is a light hearted explosion of colours, lines and forms with no clearly recognisable subject.
This expressiveness is typical of Kandinsky's early abstract works. In later years he worked with more geometric forms.

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Title Grosse Studie
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 101 cm
Width 79,3 cm
Thickness 2 cm
Artists Artist: Wassily Kandinsky
Accession number 2677 (MK)
Credits Purchased 1964
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1964
Creation date in 1914
External exhibitions Schönberg & Kandinsky. Tegendraads in kunst en muziek (2013)
Mies van der Rohe. The MoMA Collages (2017)
London 1938: Defending 'Degenerate' German Art (2018)
Mies van der Rohe (2016)
Boijmans bij de Buren - Branding Rotterdam (2019)
Geographical origin Russia > Eastern Europe > Europe

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Wassily Kandinsky

Moskou 1866 - Neuilly-sur-Seine 1944

Wassily Kandinsky was of Russian origin, but lived in Munich before the First World War, where he was a member of the artist group Der Blaue Reiter. He is...

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