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On Tuesday, Google celebrates with Wassily Kandinsky dedicated Doodle on its search page. Indeed, the Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky, a pioneer of abstract art, would have turned 148 years old today
Google has decided to honor him with this Doodle.
Considered one of the most important artists of the twentieth century alongside including Picasso and Matisse, he was one of the founders of abstract art: it is generally regarded as the author of the first non-figurative work in the history of modern art, a 1910 watercolor that will be called “abstract”
Born in. Moscow into a wealthy and cultured family, Vassily Kandinsky began by studying law before belatedly give up his academic career to enter the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich in 1896, after the discovery of Impressionism.
His early paintings are naturalistic gasoline, though his various trips throughout Europe and a stay in Paris in 1906-1907 led him to discover other ways through Cézanne, Matisse and Picasso.
It was only in 1908, back in Germany, where he lives with Gabriele Münter in Murnau, begins his true artistic career. If his favorite themes – landscapes, popular culture. – Remain the same, he treats them so increasingly abstract with the increasing autonomy of color
In 1921, taking advantage of official mission, he moved to Germany with his wife Nina. Walter Gropius, the Bauhaus director, offered him a teaching position: he held until the closure of the school in 1933 and his departure for France. To date, forfeit obtained German citizenship in 1927, Kandinsky moved to Paris, stateless. It was not until 1939 that he became a French citizen, in extremis before the start of World War II.
Until his death in 1944, Wassily Kandinsky and his wife live a retired life Neuilly-sur-Seine.
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