L'œuvre Auf Weiss II - Centre Pompidou

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Auf Weiss II

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Crédit photographique : © Georges Meguerditchian - Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI /Dist. RMN-GP
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Vassily Kandinsky (1866 - 1944)

Auf Weiss II

(Sur blanc II)

1923

Huile sur toile

105 x 98 cm

Inscriptions :MO.D.B.G. : VK 23

Réalisé à Weimar, février-avril 1923

Donation Mme Nina Kandinsky, 1976

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 1976-855

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

In its primary colours, geometrical forms and weightless composition floating in seemingly endless space, this painting of Wassily Kandinsky’s recalls the Suprematism of Kazimir Malevich, whom the artist had discovered in Russia. An intersection of diagonals modulated by checkerboards, triangles, quadrilaterals and three short lines underlining the chief axis of composition, Sur blanc II[On White II] can also be seen as a geometricized rendering of a motif that Kandinsky painted on a number other occasions, that of St George and his lance. This tremendous work would have a place of honour i...

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