Arts Everyday Living: Inside a Russian Fairy Tale—Before the Magical City

 

 

 

INSIDE A RUSSIAN FAIRY TALE

BEFORE THE MAGICAL CITY

 

To create a work of art is to create the world.

Wassily Kandinsky

Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky, Couple Riding, 1906, oil on canvas, Lenbachhaus Gallery, Munich, Germany

Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) shocked his contemporaries with his then radical abstract works, done in the beginning of the 20th century.  However, earlier in his career, he created a series of paintings as well as woodcuts inspired by Russian folk art and  peasant culture.

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