This work from 1930 could be described as like a fairy tale. At the centre is a fish like ship bathed in sunlight with several dancing figures, a bird fying top right and a city in the distance. It is a capricious fantasy. The title 'Launisch' (capricious) can be explained in relation to the scene as whimsical and eccentric.
Wassily Kandinsky (in 1930)
Lukas Müsel asked
Dear Sir or Madam,
I work at the University of Tübingen and I'm looking for a cover of a collected volume that is going to be published worldwide.
This painting by Kandinsky would fit perfectly. I found a picture of it online on wikiarts which says that it is license free and open for (commercial) use to everbody. Can you confirm this information? Is it true that the painting is in 'public domain'? And can I use it as a cover illustration for a scientific book?
Here's the link:(https://www.wikiart.org/de/wassily-kandinsky/capricious-1930)
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered
Dear Lukas, unfortunately I am not an expert in copyright, but the general rule is 75 years after the artist's death. Kandinsky died in 1944, so the information is probably correct. To be 100% sure that this accounts worldwide, you might want to ask legal advice For a hi res image of this work, you can contact email@example.com. I hope this was helpful. With kind regards, Els.
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|Material and technique||Oil on cardboard|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height 40,5 cm
Width 56 cm
|Accession number||2686 (MK)|
|Creation date||in 1930|
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
Wassily Kandinsky - from Figurative to Abstract Art (2022)
|Geographical origin||Russia > Eastern Europe > Europe|
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All about the artist
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...Bekijk het volledige profiel