Kandinskij, the wandering knight.
On his journey towards abstraction

Vasilij Kandinskij arrives in Italy with an unprecedented exhibition, displaying a rich selection of 49 of his artworks and 85 between icons, popular prints and examples of decorative art. The works, some of which never seen before in Italy, come from major Russian museums such as the Tretjakov Gallery, the Pushkin Museum in Moscow and the Hermitage State Museum in St. Petersburg, Georgian National Museum (from which comes Kandinskij’s first abstract oil painting).

The exhibition traces the development of Kandinskij’s visual imagery, deeply rooted in Russian tradition, and of his inescapable path towards abstraction, from the late nineteenth century until 1921, the year in which he moved to Germany and never went back to his motherland.

The exhibition, which falls in the year of the centenary of the Russian revolution, and in the lee of the 150th anniversary of the artist's birth, is a "site-specific" project, bound to the intimate vocation of Mudec-Museo delle Culture: it is in fact based on the relation between art and anthropology and on the metaphor of the journey as a cognitive adventure. These are all aspects experienced by the founder of abstract art, who revolutionized with his abstractionism a large part of the subsequent expressive research in the world and has always shown interest in a scientific approach to reality and for explorations.


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