Current Location:
The Commons -> 1st Floor (COM)
Location Notes:
COM; 1st fl., Rm. 111

“Auf Weiss II (On White II)“ by Vasily Kandinsky

Artwork
Identifier:
2010.67.1
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster reproduction of original artwork
Date:
1922
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 20 in Width: 16 in
Description:
Poster says "Bauhaus" in orange at the bottom. Picture is a cream square with many different, abstract shapes on it including yellow and red triangles, orange and blue trapezoids, and a black "X" shape in the middle against a forest green square.
Historical Context:
Vasily Kandinsky was a Russian painter and art theorist who was accredited with painting the first modern abstract works. He was known as one of the great masters of modern art, as well as being the primary representative of "pure abstract painting", a style that dominated the first half of the twentieth century. He felt that painting "possessed the same power as music and that sign, line and color ought to correspond to the vibrations of the human soul."

Library of Congress Subjects:
Posters
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