L'œuvre Improvisation 3 - Centre Pompidou

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Improvisation 3

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Vassily Kandinsky (1866 - 1944)

Improvisation 3

(Reiter über die Brücke Bild mit gelber Wand)

1909

Huile sur toile

94 x 130 cm

Donation Mme Nina Kandinsky, 1976

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 1976-850

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Description for the presentation in the National Museum of Modern Art

The long strokes, arbitrary colours and flaming sky make this a dreamlike vision.

ln a landscape no doubt inspired by the city of Tunis, which he had visited in 1904, a knight is just beginning the ascent of a bridge. The knight, an evocation of the valiant figure of Saint Georges and alter ego of the artist, is a spiritual guide. The work was featured in 1911 at the lzdebski Salon in Odessa.

Description for the presentation 2015-2016 in the National Museum of Modern Art

The building with its terrace roof and the two silhouettes in green djellabas evoke memories of Kandinsky’s voyage to Tunisia in 1905. Here the colour is free, the references allusive, the artist seeking not to faithfully represent a scene but to communicate a vision. This is one of a series of Improvisations, chiefly featuring images arisen from the unconscious. The figure of the cloaked horseman at the centre might recall the St George or St Martin of Bavarian popular art, whose devotional images the artist had discovered in Murnau.

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