Wassily Kandinsky, Holzschnitt (Woodcut), c. 1935
|Artist:||Wassily Kandinsky (1866 - 1944)|
|Title:||Holzschnitt (Woodcut), c. 1935|
|Image:||10 1/2 in x 9 in (26.67cm x 22.86 cm)|
|Sheet:||approx. 13 in x 12 in (33.02 cm x 30.48 cm)|
|Framed:||28 1/4 in x 26 3/4 in (71.8 cm x 67.9 cm)|
|Edition:||Limited edition print; original woodblock is featured in the collection of Nina Kandinsky, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.|
|Signature:||Featuring Wassily Kandinsky's (Moscow, 1866 - Neuilly-sur-Seine, 1944) signature monogram stamp "K" in the lower left.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition, a fine dark black impression.|
Capturing the viewer's attention through the use of energetic lines and shapes, this work depicts Kandinsky's skill in manipulating the plate to form a striking image. The use of varied sizes and shapes of black forms creates a sense of push and pull, actively engaging the eye through an impression of being led throughout the picture plane. Imaginative and playful shapes coincide with the familiar, allowing the viewer to use their imagination and invent their own narrative for this work. Boldly designed with dark black lines and lively forms, this work allows the viewer to create their own interpretation of the abstract composition. Exhibiting Kandinsky's technical skill and mastery in this medium, this work evokes a sense of motion and activity.
Created in c, 1935, this woodcut features Wassily Kandinsky's signature monogram stamp in the lower right. From a series of limited edition woodblock prints.
DOCUMENTED AND ILLUSTRATED IN:
1) Roethel, H. K. (1970). Kandinsky Das Graphische Werk. Verlag M. DuMont Schauberg: Köln. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 70 in the Anhang (Appendix) on pgs. 484 and detailed on pg. 409 as cat. II.
2) A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
ABOUT THE FRAMING:
Framed to archival, museum grade conservation standards, this piece is framed in a complementary gold moulding with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas.