Improvisation No. 7
From Gallery Card:
Wassily Kandnsky (Russian, 1866-1944)
Original woodcut for artist book Klange, 1911.
This impression on cream wove paper for XXeme Siecle 1966. Printed with the permission of Kandinsky's widow Nina. Monogram in the block. Edition c. 3000.
Reference: Roethel 124
7-1/2 x 5 inches
Wassily Kandinsky was among the major pioneers of abstraction in early twentieth-century art. The titles of his paintings and prints drew associations between the abstract qualities of visual art and music. Improvisation, for example, is a musical term, and the work is numbered, much like a composer would number a musical composition.
Improvisation 7, which is from an illustrated book that contained 56 woodcuts, is signed in the lower right with the artist’s monogram.