Skip to content
Wassily Kandinsky, Balancement (Balancing), 1942. Drawing from the examples of fellow artists, Joan Miró, Jean Arp and his old friend and former Bauhaus colleague, Paul Klee, Kandinsky once again re-established himself as the leading abstract painter of his generation in the 1930s by introducing fluid, organic, interpenetrative and biomorphic elements into his work. These were forms that seemed to speak not only of the extraordinary fecundity of life, but of an entire cosmos or microcosmos fueled by forces of burgeoning growth and evolution. Kandinsky's abstractions had always been portraits of life and nature as experienced through the spirit, the emotions and the senses, rather than just the eyes and the brain. But now, for the first time, the subject of his art appeared to be a vision of life and nature as a complete and comprehensive entity discernible in all its fascinating glory and complexity beneath the outward veil of materialism.

Wassily Kandinsky, Balancement (Balancing), 1942
Oil on canvas
89 x 116 cm. (35 x 45 3/4 in.)
©Helly Nahmad Gallery NY