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.