Nationality

Russian

Artist Dates

1866-1944

Title of Work

Improvisation No. 7

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Date of Work

1911

Medium

Woodcut

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Displayed

Location

UND Art Collections Gallery at the Empire Arts Center

Additional Information

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.

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