Tretyakov Gallery displays Kandinsky masterpieces to mark 150th anniversary

Wasiliy Kandinskiy. Composition VII. 1913. Oil on canvas.

Wasiliy Kandinskiy. Composition VII. 1913. Oil on canvas.

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Visitors to the Moscow museum can see two of the artist's key works together for the first time in 27 years.

Wasiliy Kandinskiy. Composition VI. 1913. Oil on canvas. Source: Tretyakov Gallery

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Wassily Kandinsky, the founder and theorist of abstract art, the Tretyakov Gallery has opened an exhibition entitled "Kandinsky. Counterpoint: «Composition VI» - «Composition VII»"

For the first time in 27 years the exhibition has put together two recognized masterpieces - Composition VI from the Tretyakov Gallery and Composition VII from the State Hermitage.

Wasiliy Kandinskiy. Composition VII. 1913. Oil on canvas. Source: Tretyakov Gallery

The religious works of abstract art will be presented "face-to-face" in two halls. This exhibition allows the viewer to go through a kind of meditation and immersive themselves in the work, as Kandinsky himself said, “Do not look at the big picture from the outside but go inside the picture and live in it.” 

The effect of this simultaneous "sound" of the two paintings has been used for the name of the exhibition,” said Zelfira Tregulova, the director of the Tretyakov Gallery. 

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