Wassily Kandinsky: Houses in Munich

Houses in Munich: Wassily Kandinsky

In a similar vein of spiritual feeling, Wassily Kandinsky paints an urban setting, Houses in Munich in 1908. The objects of the world and people are still recognizable but less attention is paid to their physical appearance than some sort of essence that dwells within. The coloring strains against naturalism but does not break completely from it; it seems there is a balance between the physical and the metaphysical, as the paint is laid thickly on showing the intense physicality of the world while at the same time ‘distorting’ it into a new appearance.

Wassily Kandinsky’s Houses in Munich is in the Von der Heydt Museum in Wuppertal, western Germany.

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