Bild mit rotem Fleck (Painting with Red Spot)

Wassily Kandinsky1914-02-25

Centre Pompidou

Centre Pompidou
Paris, France

The composition as a whole, which contributes to a certain destabilization, has no link to the material world, and departs from a spot of red, painted flat and perfectly defined. This spot is a reference to the red corner of Russian izbas (cottages), where the protective icon is placed.
The colors are of varying thicknesses and depths, floating in front of one another, and covered in places with highly graphical colored and black converging lines. The trapezoid double arc at the top of the painting connects two essential focal points: the red spot that gives the impression of wanting to become a circle, which went on to become a characteristic of Kandinsky's work, and the other focal point which is an explosion of colored shapes on a black background.


  • Title: Bild mit rotem Fleck (Painting with Red Spot)
  • Creator: Kandinsky, Vassily
  • Date Created: 1914-02-25
  • Physical Dimensions: w 130 x h 130 cm
  • Provenance: Bequest Of Nina Kandinsky, 1976
  • Subject Keywords: abstraction
  • Type: Peinture
  • Rights: Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI/Adam Rzepka , Réunion des Musées Nationaux/Agence photographique de la Réunion des Musées Nationaux , Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI/Jacques Faujour , Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI/Service de la documentation photographique du MNAM
  • Medium: oil painting on canvas

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