22 June-1 Oct 2006. Focussing on the first half of Wassily Kandinskys career from 1908-1922, this exhibition at the Tate Modern presents over 50 paintings and 30 works on paper by the Russian-born artist, many of which are on show in the UK for the first time. The exhibition, which traces Kandinskys development from figurative landscape artist to modernist master, begins with his early landscapes of the Bavarian countryside and folk imagery from Russian fairy tales and legends. Following his move to Germany, his style evolved with the use of abstract images and vibrant colours. The Path to Abstraction also documents Kandinskys founding of the Blue Rider Group and the influence of classical music, the Bauhaus and the Russian avant-garde movements on his work. Admission 10 concessions 8. Sun-Thurs 10.00-18.00, Fri-Sat 10.00-22.00.
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Kandinsky: The Path to Abstraction.
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