30.5″W x 27.5″H
Original lithograph on handmade paper by renowned Russian artist Wassily Kandinksy (1866-1944) depicts an abstracted composition of split planes and geometric forms. Generally regarded as the pioneer for abstraction in western art, Kandinsky’s work continues to be viewed favorably by museum curators and art historians for its expressive quality and masterful color treatments. Matted and housed in a handsome wooden frame, this original lithograph is sourced from an edition of 150, and is plate signed in the lower left hand corner of the print by the artist.
About the Artist:
Wassily Kandinsky was born in Moscow on December 16, 1866 to musical parents Lidia Ticheeva and Vasily Silvestrovich Kandinsky, a tea merchant. When Kandinsky was 5 years old, his parents divorced, and he moved to Odessa, where he learned to play the piano and cello in grammar school, studying drawing with a coach at this time as well. Although originally following his family’s wishes to study law, Kandinsky abandoned this career path after viewing an exhibition of French Impressionist paintings in Moscow, moving to Munich to pursue art full-time. Accepted into the prestigious Munich Academy of Art, Kandinsky’s studies were largely self-directed and after mastering traditional techniques of color and form, he set off on creating the more expressive, emotive works that would cement his legacy. Both world wars interfered with Kandinsky’s later career, and although he had achieved German citizenship, the Nazi regime labeled his work among the “degenerative arts”, with 57 of his works being confiscated. Fleeing to Neuilly-sur-Seine after Germany invaded France, Kandinsky lived a secluded life before dying in 1944 at the age of 77. Considered one of the pioneers of abstract art in the western art circles, Kandinsky continues to be a controversial and highly sought-out artist into the 21st century.
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30.5″W x 27.5″H
An original signed and numbered lithograph by famed French artist André Masson (1896-1987) reminiscent of Masson’s works in automatic drawing. Featuring graphic marks on a vivid ground of red, blue, yellow, and green, Masson’s surrealistic mark-making invites viewers to investigate the image and form their own meaning within the piece. Framed in silver and signed and numbered at the bottom.
About the Artist: André Masson(1896-1987) was born in Balagny-sur-Thérain, Oise and began to study art at the age of 11 at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, later moving his studies to Paris. Masson’s early work displayed an interest in Cubism, but he later became more closely associated with Surrealism, becoming more of the more enthusiastic advocates of automatic drawing; a practice in which the hand is allowed to move randomly across the paper or canvas. Under the German occupation of France, Masson was labeled a degenerate artist by the Nazi regime and he later moved away from Surrealism, adopting a more structured style with themes of eroticism and violence. After escaping France to America, Masson’s work became an important influence on burgeoning Abstract Expressionists, such as Jackson Pollock, as he worked in Connecticut. Following the war, he returned to France and continued to paint until his death in 1987 at the age of 91.
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