1922–1933: Bauhaus, Weimar, Dessau, Berlin

Prolific years in Germany

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Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee in Guéthary Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee in Guéthary (1929) by AnonymousCentre Pompidou

During his years at the Bauhaus, where he was reunited with his friend Paul Klee, geometric shapes like the circle played a significant role both in his teaching and in his painting. 

Auf Weiss II (On White II) (1923) by Kandinsky, VassilyCentre Pompidou

He also created many of his masterpieces during this period, such as (On White II (Auf Weiss II), 1923, Yellow-Red-Blue (Gelb-Rot-Blau), 1925, On the Points (Auf den Punkten), 1928) as well as a number of artistic experiments  (from murals to stage design) and experimental techniques (airbrushing). 

Drawing for Point and Line to Plane (1925) by Kandinsky, VassilyCentre Pompidou

His second theoretical work Point and Line to Plane was published in 1926.

Wassily Kandinsky on the balcony of the teacher's house he occupied in Dessau Wassily Kandinsky on the balcony of the teacher's house he occupied in Dessau (1932) by Kandinsky, NinaCentre Pompidou

The school was founded on the principle of uniting art with multidisciplinary learning, and its members both lived and studied on the premise; Kandinsky enjoyed his time there, although he was reluctant to accept the school's new functionalist and progressive objectives.

The living room of the Kandinskys' house in Dessau (c. 1928) by AnonymousCentre Pompidou

Due to the rise of the Nazis in 1933, the school was forced to close. Two of Kandinsky's canvases and twelve of his graphic works would be featured in the "Degenerate Art" exhibition in Munich in 1937. 

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