Yellow, Red, and Blue, 1925 by Wassily Kandinsky


Yellow, Red, and Blue, 1925


Wassily Kandinsky

Ref SPT8702
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Yellow, Red, Blue was created by Wassily Kandinsky in 1925. The primary colours on the painting feature squares, circles and triangles and there are abstract shapes mixed in with these. There are also straight and curved black lines that go through the colours and shapes. This is to help provoke deep thought in the person viewing the piece. Yellow, Red, Blue can actually be divided in half with how different each of the sides are. The left side has rectangles, squares and straight lines in bright colours while the right side features darker colours in various abstract shapes. These two sides show different influences and are meant to create varied emotions in the viewer. The original two-meter-wide Yellow,Red,Blue painting consists of several main forms: a vertical yellow rectangle, an inclined red cross and a large dark blue circle; a multitude of straight (or sinuous) black lines, circular arcs, monochromatic circles and scattered, coloured checkerboards contribute to its delicate complexity. This simple visual identification of forms and the main coloured masses present on the canvas is only a first approach to the inner reality of the work, whose appreciation necessitates deeper observation - not only of forms and colours involved in the painting but their relationship, their absolute and relative positions on the canvas and their harmony.