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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Kandinsky, Wassily 1866-1944. Russian abstract painter who considered form and color capable of expression. A founder of Blaue Reiter, a German group of abstract expressionists, he also taught at the Bauhaus School (1922-1933).

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  • n. Russian painter who was a pioneer of abstract art (1866-1944)

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  • Kandinsky is abstract, colorful and all over the place.

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  • The Guggenheim hang is, of course, spiral: we learn that the best way to appreciate Kandinsky is to play word association games with the paintings, and that the later paintings have pleasing geometry.

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  • Kandinsky is not an artist known to the great unwashed generally, but also not too obscure so that the other person won't have heard of him.

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  • Norman Lewis's 1951 Green Bough -- an abstract, lyrical image recalling Kandinsky and Klee -- has little to do with Adrian Piper's 1986 Vanilla Nightmare #2, an angry indictment of South African censorship, unfortunately rendered flaccid by lackluster drawing.

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  • "Kandinsky" brings together about 100 paintings by Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) and updates the Kandinsky collection with additions such as watercolors and manuscripts of the "Russian" period (1914-1917).

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  • She is always referred to as Kandinsky’s lover – but she is a great artist by her own achievement.

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  • French shows were next in the rankings, with Musee Quai Branly's "2nd Photoquai Biennale" attracting 7,868 people each day, followed by Grand Palais '"Picasso and the Masters" (7,270) and Centre Pompidou's "Kandinsky" (6,553).

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  • "Kandinsky", proved almost as popular, which put the venue in seventh place, a rise of 30 places on its Giacometti show in 2008.

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  • Review | 'Kandinsky': The Angel in the Architecture (September 18, 2009)

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  • Review | 'Kandinsky': The Angel in the Architecture September 18, 2009

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