Title of Work
Date of Work
Art & Design Study Collection
UND Art Collections Gallery at the Empire Arts Center
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.