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Kandinsky: Abstraction's Architect

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1K0363
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Landscape with Factory Chimney by Wassily Kandinsky, 1910

Art historian Joseph Cassar explores Russian-born Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944), a leading figure in the development of abstract painting. His illustrated lecture begins with Kandinsky’s initial years as a lecturer in law at the University of Moscow (1866–1896) and proceeds with his friendship with artist Gabriel Munter and their travels to Tunisia (1904–05). Cassar offers a special focus on the works Kandinsky produced in the Murnau Period and as part of the avant-garde Blaue Reiter group (1908–1914).

He connects Kandinsky’s publications, particularly Concerning the Spiritual in Art (1912), with his teaching years at the Bauhaus, first in Weimar (1922–1925) and then in Dessau (1925-1932). Cassar also provides a critical analysis of Kandinsky’s abstract paintings and his final years in Paris (1933-44).

World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit*

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*Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here.