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Stubborn (Hartnäckig)

Wassily Kandinsky

European Art

On View: Beaux-Arts Court, West, 3rd Floor
Through a playful arrangement of glowing lines and colorful geometric shapes Wassily Kandinsky suggests a figure standing on one leg between the sun and the moon. Whereas his early work consisted of clearly defined figure studies and fanciful reminiscences of his native Russia, Kandinsky’s paintings after World War I became more geometric, partly in response to Russian Suprematism, which celebrated pure abstract forms floating in limitless space. Kandinsky painted Stubborn in Germany, where he had moved in 1921 to join the experimental Bauhaus school of art and design.
MEDIUM Oil on paperboard
  • Place Made: Europe
  • DATES 1929
    DIMENSIONS 27 3/4 x 19 1/8in. (70.5 x 48.6cm) Frame: 37 1/4 x 28 3/4 in. (94.6 x 73 cm)  (show scale)
    SIGNATURE Monogrammed and dated lower left: "VK/29"
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Beaux-Arts Court, West, 3rd Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1992.107.19
    CREDIT LINE Bequest of William K. Jacobs, Jr.
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    CAPTION Wassily Kandinsky (Russian, 1866-1944). Stubborn (Hartnäckig), 1929. Oil on paperboard, 27 3/4 x 19 1/8in. (70.5 x 48.6cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of William K. Jacobs, Jr., 1992.107.19. © artist or artist's estate
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