Sunday, October 18, 2009

Autumn in Bavaria

There are few artists who had more effect on the development of modern art than Russian painter and art theoretician Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), who pioneered the now so popular art of abstracts. He was a late bloomer, started to paint at the age of 30, and was 45 when he made substantial impact as co-grounder of the expressionist Blue Rider movement in Germany. The painting I selected here is from 1908 and is in an early expressionist style. More on Kandinsky in the wikipedia article linked to below.