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painting by Kandinsky You know you’re big when people know you by one name. Kandinsky, full VASILY VASILYEVICH KANDINSKY (b. Dec. 4 [Dec. 16, New Style], 1866, Moscow, Russia–d. Dec. 13, 1944, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Fr.), was a Russian-born artist, one of the first creators of pure abstraction in modern painting. After successful avant-garde exhibitions, he founded the influential Munich group Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider; 1911-14) and began completely abstract painting. His forms evolved from fluid and organic to geometric and, finally, to pictographic. He opened the doors for many artists to be free to express themselves without the constrains of academia. His work is so iconic that just a glance of one of his works makes his name pop into your head.

The link below takes you to a virtual museum of his work which will lift your spirits with the amazing array of colors and light. Enjoy the TGIF with Kandinsky!

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