|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Location||The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia|
|Dimensions||78.25 x 119.1 in
198.8 x 302.5 cm
|Wassily Kandinsky Famous Paintings|
|Der Blaue Reiter, 1903|
|Composition IV, 1911|
|Composition VII, 1913|
|On White II, 1923|
|Composition VI, 1913|
|Composition VIII, 1923|
|Black and Violet, 1923|
|Composition X, 1939|
The Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky, who spent most of his working life in Germany, produced a series of paintings he titled Compositions, giving each of them a number. Composition VII is one of these works. It was painted in 1913, and the artist described it his most complex painting.
The painting is large, measuring 78.25 by 119.1 inches, and it is in the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. It was created using oil on canvas.
Style and Composition
With Composition VII Kandinsky had moved from representational painting to purely abstract works. The theme of these abstract works was inspired by the artist’s quest to explore musical concepts in the form of painting.
Composition VII can rightly be described as an orchestration or symphony of form and color. The painting is a multicolored work that is designed to appeal to the senses and evoke an emotional response. The painting exists as an object of visual and emotional appeal, and does not need to be interpreted.