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Marking the150th Anniversary of Wassily Kandinsky's Birth

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In 2016 the art world celebrated the 150th anniversary of the birth of Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944). In Russia, the country where Kandinsky, the founder and theoretical architect of abstract art, was born, this was marked by a number of exhibitions in the country's major museums, as well as international conferences hosted by the leading Moscow higher educational institutions.

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WASSILY KANDINSKY IN NORWAY

Special issue. NORWAY–RUSSIA: ON THE CROSSROADS OF CULTURES

Exhibitions of paintings by the prominent artist and art theorist Wassily Kandinsky, one of the leaders of the avant-garde movement, became a significant event in the cultural life of Norway at the beginning of the 20th century. Kandinsky’s works were exhibited there twice, first in 1914 at the “Der Blaue Reiter” (Blue Rider) exhibition (in Christiania, now Oslo, in February-March, and in Trondheim in April-May), and then in April-June 1916, at a joint exhibition with the German artist Gabriele Münter in Christiania.

 

 

 

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