February 17, 2009

Guggenheim Expressionist Gallery...

This weekend if I'm not hitting the slopes - I may hit the ongoing exhibit at the Guggenheim; 'Kandinsky and Expressionist Painting before World War I'. The work of Post-Impressionists, such as Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse and the Fauves, and the Cubists in Paris, all informed the development of Expressionist art in the years immediately preceding World War I. Kandinsky, an artist who has been closely linked to the history of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and to whom this gallery is dedicated, became a leading theoretician on chromatic symbolism after arriving in Munich from his native Russia at the turn of the century.

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