Soft Hard by Wassily Kandinsky

Soft Hard

(Weiches Hart)

Wassily Kandinsky

Expressionism
blaue reiter · blue four · abstract · triangle · circle · crescent
Soft Hard by Wassily Kandinsky
1927   ·  Öl auf Leinwand  ·  Picture ID: 39363   ·  Galerie Maeght, Paris, France / bridgemanimages.com
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02.10.2018
Gregor B.
Art print on Canvas glossy, 110cm x 88cm, stretched on stretcher.


12.10.2017
Sacha K.
Art print on Canvas glossy, 50cm x 40cm, stretched on stretcher.


27.08.2020
Susanne B.
Art print on Canvas Satin, 60cm x 48cm, with 5cm additional border (White) ​​stretched on stretcher. With painting frame .


01.09.2020
Gast 9.
Art print on Canvas Satin, 45cm x 36cm, stretched on stretcher.


15.09.2020
Anna E.
Art print on Canvas Satin, 60cm x 48cm, stretched on stretcher.
With “Weiches Hart”, the Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky (1866 - 1944) created a work of unprecedented explosiveness. It was last seen in the villa of a Weimar art dealer who was murdered during a burglary. Fortunately, the drama only happened in the TV fiction of the "crime scene". However, the picture itself also has a dramaturgy, namely of colors, shapes, their contrasts and similarities.

Organized image composition
In contrast to Kandinsky's energetic, tense works from the 1920s, “Weiches Hart” appears organized and calming. The composition appears balanced due to the skilful incorporation of horizontal and vertical. The free sickle shapes and the circle ensure a subdued dynamic. Overall, the impression of well thought-out conditions prevails.

Basic colors and basic shapes
In his function as a Bauhaus teacher (from 1922) Kandinsky concentrated on the basic colors red-yellow-blue and the basic forms of circle-triangle-square. We also find these components in the “Soft Hard” composition, although in variations. As if divided by an invisible border, the blue and cool elements are on the left, the red and yellow (warmer) elements on the right. Despite this apparent incompatibility, the artist strives to compromise. Through mutual penetrations, he solves the color conflict and creates a well-proportioned overall result. This is shown by the yellow bar on the blue-cool half or the blue triangle and sickle on the yellow-red-warm half.

Kandinsky and Klee
A slight relationship with similar works by Paul Klee (1879 - 1940) cannot be denied. This is no coincidence, because both worked as teachers at the Bauhaus and dealt intensively with basic colors and basic shapes. There was a friendly relationship between the two artists. Even more: Klee saw the Russian artist as a "friend and teacher". Regardless, the 13-year-old Kandinsky may have "seen" one or the other from Klee. In particular, the coordinated interaction of colors and shapes, as we find it realized in "Soft Hard".

Contrast of forms
"Soft hard" - this title alludes to the shape of the picture. The attribute "soft" primarily comes from the circle on the left half of the picture. Although it is not placed in the center, thanks to its exclusivity it represents a kind of center. In contrast, the triangles, rectangles and, to a certain extent, the sickles appear hard and pointed. With a lot of good will, the circle and inner circle could be interpreted as an eye. As is well known, Kandinsky avoided such attributions. In the reality of the work of art, the geometric figures and colors exist only for themselves. Whether the painter unconsciously envisioned a portrait, a group of figures, a landscape or a building - who can say that? © Meisterdrucke
Soft Hard by Wassily Kandinsky

Soft Hard

(Weiches Hart)

Wassily Kandinsky

Expressionism
blaue reiter · blue four · abstract · triangle · circle · crescent
Soft Hard by Wassily Kandinsky
1927   ·  Öl auf Leinwand  ·  Picture ID: 39363   ·  Galerie Maeght, Paris, France / bridgemanimages.com
   Add to favorites


02.10.2018
Gregor B.
Art print on Canvas glossy, 110cm x 88cm, stretched on stretcher.


12.10.2017
Sacha K.
Art print on Canvas glossy, 50cm x 40cm, stretched on stretcher.


27.08.2020
Susanne B.
Art print on Canvas Satin, 60cm x 48cm, with 5cm additional border (White) ​​stretched on stretcher. With painting frame .


01.09.2020
Gast 9.
Art print on Canvas Satin, 45cm x 36cm, stretched on stretcher.


15.09.2020
Anna E.
Art print on Canvas Satin, 60cm x 48cm, stretched on stretcher.
With “Weiches Hart”, the Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky (1866 - 1944) created a work of unprecedented explosiveness. It was last seen in the villa of a Weimar art dealer who was murdered during a burglary. Fortunately, the drama only happened in the TV fiction of the "crime scene". However, the picture itself also has a dramaturgy, namely of colors, shapes, their contrasts and similarities.

Organized image composition
In contrast to Kandinsky's energetic, tense works from the 1920s, “Weiches Hart” appears organized and calming. The composition appears balanced due to the skilful incorporation of horizontal and vertical. The free sickle shapes and the circle ensure a subdued dynamic. Overall, the impression of well thought-out conditions prevails.

Basic colors and basic shapes
In his function as a Bauhaus teacher (from 1922) Kandinsky concentrated on the basic colors red-yellow-blue and the basic forms of circle-triangle-square. We also find these components in the “Soft Hard” composition, although in variations. As if divided by an invisible border, the blue and cool elements are on the left, the red and yellow (warmer) elements on the right. Despite this apparent incompatibility, the artist strives to compromise. Through mutual penetrations, he solves the color conflict and creates a well-proportioned overall result. This is shown by the yellow bar on the blue-cool half or the blue triangle and sickle on the yellow-red-warm half.

Kandinsky and Klee
A slight relationship with similar works by Paul Klee (1879 - 1940) cannot be denied. This is no coincidence, because both worked as teachers at the Bauhaus and dealt intensively with basic colors and basic shapes. There was a friendly relationship between the two artists. Even more: Klee saw the Russian artist as a "friend and teacher". Regardless, the 13-year-old Kandinsky may have "seen" one or the other from Klee. In particular, the coordinated interaction of colors and shapes, as we find it realized in "Soft Hard".

Contrast of forms
"Soft hard" - this title alludes to the shape of the picture. The attribute "soft" primarily comes from the circle on the left half of the picture. Although it is not placed in the center, thanks to its exclusivity it represents a kind of center. In contrast, the triangles, rectangles and, to a certain extent, the sickles appear hard and pointed. With a lot of good will, the circle and inner circle could be interpreted as an eye. As is well known, Kandinsky avoided such attributions. In the reality of the work of art, the geometric figures and colors exist only for themselves. Whether the painter unconsciously envisioned a portrait, a group of figures, a landscape or a building - who can say that? © Meisterdrucke
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Improvisation 28 (second version), 1912 Improvisation 27 Garden of Love II. 1912 Improvisation XXXI, 1913 (pencil, toilet and ink on paper) Improvisation 21a Intersecting Lines, 1923 various parties, 1940 Pictures of an exhibition, picture XVI: The Great Gate of Kiev Soft Hard Composition, 1930 (wc and indian ink) Sketch for Several Circles, 1926 (oil on paper laid on canvas) Song of the Volga, 1906 View from the window of Griesbräu Landscape with factory chimney Murnau - view from the window of the Griesbräu Composition VII
Other art prints by Wassily Kandinsky
Improvisation 28 (second version), 1912 Improvisation 27 Garden of Love II. 1912 Improvisation XXXI, 1913 (pencil, toilet and ink on paper) Improvisation 21a Intersecting Lines, 1923 various parties, 1940 Pictures of an exhibition, picture XVI: The Great Gate of Kiev Soft Hard Composition, 1930 (wc and indian ink) Sketch for Several Circles, 1926 (oil on paper laid on canvas) Song of the Volga, 1906 View from the window of Griesbräu Landscape with factory chimney Murnau - view from the window of the Griesbräu Composition VII
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Above, 2017, (coloured Ink on Paper) Improvisation XXXI, 1913 (pencil, toilet and ink on paper) Intersecting Lines, 1923 New Year, 2009 (acrylic on canvas) various parties, 1940 Soft Hard Composition, 1930 (wc and indian ink) Sketch for Several Circles, 1926 (oil on paper laid on canvas) Abstract composition in grey, yellow and black Pictorial Construction, 1916 (gouache on paper) Fantomas, 1915 Composition IV, 1911, by Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), oil on canvas, 159x250 cm. Russia, 20th century. Composition No.218, 1919 Guitar, Bottle, and Glass, 1914 (pasted papers, gouache and crayon on canvas) Black Lines, December 1913
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Above, 2017, (coloured Ink on Paper) Improvisation XXXI, 1913 (pencil, toilet and ink on paper) Intersecting Lines, 1923 New Year, 2009 (acrylic on canvas) various parties, 1940 Soft Hard Composition, 1930 (wc and indian ink) Sketch for Several Circles, 1926 (oil on paper laid on canvas) Abstract composition in grey, yellow and black Pictorial Construction, 1916 (gouache on paper) Fantomas, 1915 Composition IV, 1911, by Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), oil on canvas, 159x250 cm. Russia, 20th century. Composition No.218, 1919 Guitar, Bottle, and Glass, 1914 (pasted papers, gouache and crayon on canvas) Black Lines, December 1913
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A Storm in the Rocky Mountains, Mt. Rosalie A Sunday on La Grande Jatte - 1884 Two Naked Women Embracing (Ver Sacrum) Stone on the Danube Female Nude Buffalo Hunt, 1891 Moon rising Over the Sea Spring at Barbizon, 1868-73 Breakfast Still Life, 1638 The Journey of the Magi to Bethlehem, the right hand wall of the chapel, c.1460 The Three Bread Rolls, 1933 Carriage Dealers, 1902 Lady Godiva Flowerpiece and Fruit, 1888 Picture Gallery with Views of Ancient Rome Roma Antica

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