Basle/New York; : Holbein Pub. Co./British Book Centere. Folio. Item #028366
Issued as portfolio in ten sections with ten reproductions in colour collotype of water color and gouache works of Kandinsky who is generally regarded as the great pioneer of abstract art those his desire for spirituality and music were major impulses he attempted to capture. He left Nazi Germany for Paris where his apartment became his studio. These were selected with an introduction by Max Bill with an English translation by John Richardson. His paintings suggest microscopic organisms that express his inner life. Kandinsky used original color compositions, evoking Slavic popular art. He also occasionally mixed sand with paint to give a granular, rustic texture to his paintings. The ten images here all tipped in come from his widow, Madame Nina Kandinsky. They include In the Circle; Simple; Study for a Picture; Four Splashes; Layer, The Fat and the Thin, Ascent and Descent; Horizontals; 1940, and 1941. Very scarce in fine condition with original glassine with a few tears along edges and holes to rear panel, from the library of Allen Maxwell.