The exhibition Vassily Kandinsky – La Collezione del Centre Pompidou at the Palazzo Reale in Milan is a large monographic retrospective featuring over 80 major works by Kandinsky in chronological order.
Vassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was a Russian-born painter, wood-engraver, lithographer, teacher and theorist, living and working in Germany and later in France. He is considered a key figure in the development of 20th century art, especially in the transition from representational to abstract art. Kandinsky devised his own theory on the combination of various art forms—painting, music, folk art, children’s drawings—thus bridging the usual division between different periods and traditions.
The exhibition—curated by Angela Lampe, art historian and curator at the Centre Pompidou in Paris—takes the visitor on a chronological journey through the life and works of Kandinsky. It includes works like Old Town (1902), In Grey (1919), Yellow-Red-Blue (1925), Accent on Rose (1926) and Sky Blue (1940).