Wassily Kandinsky, Improvisation 7, 1913

Artist: Wassily Kandinsky (1866 - 1944)
Title:Improvisation 7, 1913
Medium:Original Woodcut
Image Size:7 3/8 in x 4 7/8 in (19 cm x 12.4 cm)
Sheet Size:12 1/4 in x 9 1/2 in (31.1 cm x 24.1 cm)
Framed Size:21 1/4 in x 18 1/2 in (54 cm x 47 cm)
Edition:From the edition of 1200
Signature:Featuring Wassily Kandinsky's (Moscow, 1866- Paris, 1944) signature monogram stamp "K" in the lower right.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition, a fine dark black impression
ID #w-3618

Historical Description

Wassily Kandinsky Improvisation 7, 1913; 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 and leaving the viewer with the 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 his or her own interpretation of the abstract composition.

Created in 1913, this woodcut is from the edition of 1200 from the XXE Siecle publication (the total edition was 1545, 1200 from the XXE Siecle publication, 345 printed in the book Klänge). This work features the monogrammed stamp 'K' of the artist, Wassily Kandinsky (Moscow, 1866 - Neuilly-sur-Seine, 1944) in the lower right.


1) Roethel, H. K. (1970). Kandinsky Das Graphische Werk. Verlag M. DuMont Schauberg: Köln. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 124 on pgs. 248-9.

2) A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.


Wassily Kandinsky Improvisation 7, 1913 is museum-grade conservation framed in a complementary moulding with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas.