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Surrealist Lithographs by Wassily Kandinsky and Andre Masson, circa 1938

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Selection of Surrealist Lithographs, by Wassily Kandinsky and Andre Masson for the limited edition 1938 portfolio Verve and printed by the famed French printer Mourlot. The one seen on the left in the first photo is entitled "Stars" by Kandinsky, and the one seen on the right in the first photo is entitled "Moon" by Masson. They have been recently professionally framed in black lacquered wood frames under UV resistant glass. They are priced at $650 each.

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  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 17 in (43.18 cm)Width: 13.75 in (34.93 cm)Depth: 0.5 in (1.27 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1930s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Very good condition. Various surface scratches, rubs, and wear, mainly to the outside edges of the frames.
  • Seller Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU871829356342

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About the Artist

Wassily Kandinsky

“Color is a means of exerting a direct influence upon the soul,” wrote the pioneering abstract artist Wassily Kandinsky. The Russian-born painter and theorist dedicated his life to using abstract compositions of form and color to express deep emotion as well as to depict the language of music through visuals.

Kandinsky was part of a crucial moment in art history — the early 20th century — that saw the rise of movements like Cubism. He embraced styles such as Surrealism and Fauvism and was a leading figure in bringing together Der Blaue Reiter (the name means “The Blue Rider” after one of Kandinsky’s paintings) in 1911, a group of avant-garde artists in Munich, including Paul Klee and Franz Marc, who explored spiritual concepts through their art as a response to the materialism of the time. Kandinsky also led courses on analytical drawing and color at the Bauhaus. He was appointed by founder and architect Walter Gropius to teach in Weimar in 1922. He taught at all three of the legendary school’s locations and remained with the institution until its forced closure by the Nazi party in Berlin.

The artist had the rare and unusual trait of synesthesia, the neurological ability to perceive things using multiple senses. In Kandinsky’s case, it was the gift of “seeing” music, and music appeared in every aspect of his work, including the titles of his series “Compositions,” “Improvisations” and “Impressions.” He once described the experience of painting using a musical metaphor: “I had little thought for houses and trees, drawing colored lines and blobs on the canvas with my palette knife, and making them sing just as powerfully as I knew how.”

While Kandinsky isn’t the first abstract artist — mystically inclined painter Hilma af Klint was making nonrepresentational art well before him — he certainly had the biggest impact on establishing the style. His paintings inspired the likes of Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and other Abstract Expressionists. From his Untitled (First Abstract Watercolor) painted in 1910 to future works, his unique take on using color and flair for bold, experimental compositions, Kandinsky is one of the most important figures of early-20th-century art.

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