Circles in a Circle

Wassily Kandinsky (Russian, later French, 1866-1944): Circles in a Circle, 1923 (Oil on canvas, 98.7 x 95.6 cm, Philadelphia Museum of Art) – For Kandinsky, the circle, the most elementary of forms, had symbolic, cosmic significance. He wrote that “the circle is the synthesis of the greatest oppositions. It combines the concentric and the excentric in a single form, and in balance.” In a letter of 1931, he described Circles in a Circleas “the first picture of mine to bring the theme of circles to the foreground.”

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