Drawn primarily from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation's rich holdings, Kandinsky traces all the aesthetic evolutions of one of the foremost artistic innovators of the early 20TH century. It also offers an interesting point of view on his influences from Moscow to Munich, from his Dessau Bauhaus studio to Paris.
A pioneer of abstraction and a renowned aesthetic theorist, Kandinsky (1866-1944) pursued a lifelong concern based on "the artist's inner necessity" in an endeavor to free painting from its ties to the natural world. The exhibited paintings and works on paper reflect on the artist's increasingly expressionistic style, his utopian experiments, and his desire to translate into color, line, and shape his inner necessity for a more spiritual future through the transformative power of art.
With the support of the BBVA Foundation.
NOVEMBER 20, 2020 – MAY 23, 2021
GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM BILBAO | BILBAO, SPAIN
On the Cover: Kandinsky, Black Lines (Schwarze Linien), December 1913 Oil on canvas, 130.5 × 131.1 cm Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection, By gift 37.241 © Vasily Kandinsky, VEGAP, Bilbao, 2020