Picture with a green center, Kandinsky, 1913

Picture with a green center, Kandinsky, 1913
Picture with a green center, Kandinsky, 1913 - 1

  • Posted by Vasily Vasilievich Kandinsky
  • Museum: Chicago Institute of the Arts
  • Year: 1913

Overview of the painting :

The painting with the green center is Vasily Vasilievich Kandinsky. 1913. Oil on canvas. 108.9 x 118.4 cm

   The composition of the presented picture is based on the favorite Vasily Kandinsky script, which he has repeatedly used in his work – the author begins the construction of the artistic space from the center, making a unencumbered figure of green a dominant element.

   The rest of the content is built by contrasting the colors – red and green, yellow and blue, white and black. Each color finds its own interpretation by the painter. So, green is a symbol of calm created from the neutralization of blue and yellow colors. This color has the widest range of shades, making green gaining sound depth and internal development. Blue is illuminated darkness, a feeling of cold, moonlight, sea, ice. Red speaks here as the color of fire and blood, annoying and strong. Red is a movement within oneself. Also in the picture there is a lot of yellow color, symbolizing something sharp, dynamic, with the highest form of aspiration.

   The harmonious combination of these colors, expressed through whims, gives rise to vibrating matter, the overflows of which on the canvas are felt almost at the physical level. Today it can be argued with confidence that Kandinsky was an exceptional phenomenon in world painting, for none of the subsequent painters could create something like that.