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Vassily Kandinsky. The odyssey of the abstract

10 min visit

Les Baux-de-Provence
Carrières de Lumières
19 May → 2 Jan 2022
Every day. From 10am to 6pm (January, November, December). From 9.30am to 6pm (March). From 9.30am to 7pm (April, May, June, September and October). From 9am to 7.30pm (July, August).

« Experience a major revolution in the history of art through a symphony of colours! »

Following the Cézanne exhibition is a ten-minute installation presenting the major figure of abstraction: Vasily Kandinsky. The two painters, although separated by time, are not so different from each other. Both of them contributed greatly to the upheaval of painting, its codes and the way of thinking about art. This is a new relationship between the painter from Aix-en-Provence and the Russian painter, who traces the latter's career from his figurative beginnings, steeped in Russian folklore, to an experimental and totally liberated abstraction. He was largely inspired by the avant-gardes, such as Cézanne, from whom he took the motif of the Montagne Sainte-Victoire. Painter, poet and art theorist, we must not forget that Kandinsky is the founder of abstract art.


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