A Retrospective

Essays by Angela Lampe and Brady Roberts; With contributions by Anna Hiddleston-Galloni and Rachel Milliez

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A survey of over 100 works spanning Kandinsky’s full career, from his formative period in Munich to his final years in Paris

This spectacular five-decade survey of paintings, drawings, and prints by Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944) includes more than 100 works drawn primarily from the outstanding collections of the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Milwaukee Art Museum. The comprehensive catalogue traces the artist’s development from his formative period in Munich, with his co-founding of the Blue Rider group and pivotal turn toward abstraction, to his return to Russia during the First World War, to his prolific work at the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany, and his last years in Paris. New scholarship illuminates murals Kandinsky designed in 1922, contextualizing this project at the transition from his Russian period to his time at the Bauhaus, where he taught mural painting and plunged fully into abstraction. Close examination of the works of art, Kandinsky’s rich body of theoretical texts, and their pedagogical significance provides the foundation for essays on the celebrated artist’s promotion of abstraction and on the reception of his work in the 21st century. Today his artistic and theoretical output continues to inspire students, scholars, and artists. Short texts on key works of art and timelines generously enhanced by archival photographs augment the catalogue.
Angela Lampe is curator of modern art at the Centre Pompidou, Paris. Brady Roberts is chief curator at the Milwaukee Art Museum. 


Milwaukee Art Museum

Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

‘As with the accompanying exhibition this catalogue provides a unique opportunity to view side by side important works spanning Kandinsky’s career, drawn from the collections of the Centre Pompidou and the Milwaukee Art Museum.’—Burlington Magazine
ISBN: 9780300206630
Publication Date: July 8, 2014
Co-publisher: Distributed for the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and the Milwaukee Art Museum
202 pages, 9 1/2 x 12 1/2
117 color + 37 b/w illus.