1907 – 1960
Age of Global Conflict

Kandinsky's Composition VII

Wassily Kandinsky, Composition VII, oil on canvas, 1913 (State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow)

Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris, Dr. Juliana Kreinik, Dr. Steven Zucker

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Judy Bell wrote on Thursday, March 25, 2010

I love the way you pulled all of the senses into your lecture on this work by Kandinsky. (BTW, MY throat feels PINK!)

Irene Grumman wrote on Monday, April 16, 2012

After seeing the Kandinsky exhibit at the Guggenheim last October, immersing in his enormous Painting With White Border (1913) I get frustrated having to see his work so small, as in the calendar I bought. Good discussion here.

Carol Maimone wrote on Tuesday, July 24, 2012

I appreciate the lecture on Composition VII as it helped me

Amanda Van Gelder wrote on Monday, March 04, 2013

Based on Kandinsky's belief that there is a correlation between colour and music I see this work as Kandinsky's response to music. His unconsciouness painted on a canvas as a response to what he has heard or feels while listening to a particular piece of music. Perhaps to create a physical reality of music which is something you cannot normally touch or see. I wonder if the purpose of his work was to engage the viewer and to allow them to experience some sort of synethesia, to hear the music he has essentially painted?

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Kandinskys Composition VII
Munich, Germany
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