ALL: James Smith Pierce Collection

 

Nationality

Russian

Artist Dates

1866-1944

Title of Work

Comets

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Date of Work

1938

Medium

Lithograph

Signature

Signed in plate

Height

13 1/2"

Width

9 3/4"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection: James Smith Pierce Collection

Status

Displayed: SMHS Art Gallery, 2nd Floor

Location

School of Medicine & Health Sciences Building

Additional Information

Kandinsky created Comets in 1938 for Verve Magazine. During this time Kandinsky had fled Germany after a Nazi smear campaign against the art school he was teaching at called Bauhaus. While in Paris Kandinsky began to feel increasingly isolated and underwent a noticeable shift in his art style.

His work began to express more biomorphic shapes and elements and take on softer tones. During this time many of his works often convey a more peaceful, listless tone.

Text and additional lithography verso. Created for Verve Magazine in 1938.

Tag: JSP Estate Collection

Work included in 'School of Paris' exhibition, 2019.

Condition

very good

Condition Notes

glue on verso

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