Winter Landscape

Wassily Kandinsky – Winter Landscape, 1911 (Oil, cardboard. Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia) Early in his career Kandinsky developed a theory of colours that ascribed synesthetic, nearly mystical powers to certain combinations of tones. In this depiction of a snow-blanketed country landscape, one of his last figurative compositions before turning entirely to abstraction, the yellow sky hums with effects of green and white, the path to the small house in the centre glows pink, and the hillside is a riot of improvised coloured daubs…

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