Wassily Kandinsky Biography
Wassily Kandinsky was born in Moscow in 1866 and studied law until he joined the cultural revolution which swept all of Europe and Russia at the end of the century. Moving to Germany and finally France, Kandinsky adopted and then shed influences and styles of many artistic movements. In developing his own artistic style, Kandinsky made a name for himself as an inventor, precursor, and master of abstract art.
Around 1913 he began working on paintings that came to be considered the first totally abstract works in modern art; for they made no reference to or described objects in the physical world.
"Zu Anhang", created is 1935, is representative of Kandinsky's style during his life in France. No longer romantic, he used indecipherable hieroglyphs, mystic symbols, and the ornamental detail which are distinctly Russian in composition and feeling to express nostalgia of his later years.
The print is matted and mounted in a 17" x 15.5" frame with clear acrylic and is in very good condition.
There is an attached certificate of authentication from Société de Vérification de la Nouvelle Gravure Internationale of New York certifies and warrants that this is an original wood-engraving by Wassily Kandinsky.