Kandinsky Trivia

Test your knowledge on the modern master

What year was Kandinsky born?
1866
Which painting by Monet was a great inspiration to Kandinsky?
Clue: it's hard to find a needle in them
Haystacks
Haystacks, end of Summer
What was Kandinsky's job before he was a painter?
Clue: you might have found him working in a firm before he turned to the art studio
A lawyer
Portrait of Wassily Kandinsky (Anonymous)
What year did Kandinsky paint his first abstract work?
Clue: he was 44 years old at the time
1910
This watercolor is considered the first abstract painting in art history
What was Kandinsky's favorite medium?
Clue: Vincent van Gogh also worked mainly in this medium
Oil paint
Tubes and commercial colours (Kandinsky, Vassily)
What is the name of this painting?
Clue: what colors can you see?
Yellow-Red-Blue
Gelb-Rot-Blau (Yellow-Red-Blue) (Kandinsky, Vassily)
What did Kandinsky publish with Franz Marc?
Clue: it was also the name of an art movement lasting from 1911 to 1914
The Blue Rider
Der Blaue Reiter Almanach (The Blue Rider Almanac) was published in early 1912
What inspired this painting?
Clue: the motifs are part animal, part fantasy
Biological imagery
The motifs were inspired by biological and zoological imagery
What city did Kandinsky paint here?
Clue: this city is found in a country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia
Moscow
Russian scene is not an attempt to paint the reality of life in Moscow, but a folkloric scene blended with the magic of stories and legend
What does yellow sound like?
Clue: it sounds like a brass instrument according to Kandinsky's color theory
Trumpet
When did Kandinsky start teaching at the Bauhaus?
Clue: he was 56 years old at the time
1922
Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee in the garden of the teacher's house in Dessau (Anonymous)

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