Soft Hard by Wassily Kandinsky

Soft Hard

(Weiches Hart)

Wassily Kandinsky

Expressionism
blaue reiter · blue four · abstract · triangle · circle · crescent
Soft Hard by Wassily Kandinsky
1927   ·  Öl auf Leinwand  ·  Picture ID: 39363   ·  Galerie Maeght, Paris, France / bridgemanimages.com
   Add to favorites


02.10.2018
Gregor B.
Art print on Canvas glossy, 110cm x 88cm, stretched on stretcher.


12.10.2017
Sacha K.
Art print on Canvas glossy, 50cm x 40cm, stretched on stretcher.


27.08.2020
Susanne B.
Art print on Canvas Satin, 60cm x 48cm, with 5cm additional border (White) ​​stretched on stretcher. With painting frame .


01.09.2020
Gast 9.
Art print on Canvas Satin, 45cm x 36cm, stretched on stretcher.


15.09.2020
Anna E.
Art print on Canvas Satin, 60cm x 48cm, stretched on stretcher.
With “Weiches Hart”, the Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky (1866 - 1944) created a work of unprecedented explosiveness. It was last seen in the villa of a Weimar art dealer who was murdered during a burglary. Fortunately, the drama only happened in the TV fiction of the "crime scene". However, the picture itself also has a dramaturgy, namely of colors, shapes, their contrasts and similarities.

Organized image composition
In contrast to Kandinsky's energetic, tense works from the 1920s, “Weiches Hart” appears organized and calming. The composition appears balanced due to the skilful incorporation of horizontal and vertical. The free sickle shapes and the circle ensure a subdued dynamic. Overall, the impression of well thought-out conditions prevails.

Basic colors and basic shapes
In his function as a Bauhaus teacher (from 1922) Kandinsky concentrated on the basic colors red-yellow-blue and the basic forms of circle-triangle-square. We also find these components in the “Soft Hard” composition, although in variations. As if divided by an invisible border, the blue and cool elements are on the left, the red and yellow (warmer) elements on the right. Despite this apparent incompatibility, the artist strives to compromise. Through mutual penetrations, he solves the color conflict and creates a well-proportioned overall result. This is shown by the yellow bar on the blue-cool half or the blue triangle and sickle on the yellow-red-warm half.

Kandinsky and Klee
A slight relationship with similar works by Paul Klee (1879 - 1940) cannot be denied. This is no coincidence, because both worked as teachers at the Bauhaus and dealt intensively with basic colors and basic shapes. There was a friendly relationship between the two artists. Even more: Klee saw the Russian artist as a "friend and teacher". Regardless, the 13-year-old Kandinsky may have "seen" one or the other from Klee. In particular, the coordinated interaction of colors and shapes, as we find it realized in "Soft Hard".

Contrast of forms
"Soft hard" - this title alludes to the shape of the picture. The attribute "soft" primarily comes from the circle on the left half of the picture. Although it is not placed in the center, thanks to its exclusivity it represents a kind of center. In contrast, the triangles, rectangles and, to a certain extent, the sickles appear hard and pointed. With a lot of good will, the circle and inner circle could be interpreted as an eye. As is well known, Kandinsky avoided such attributions. In the reality of the work of art, the geometric figures and colors exist only for themselves. Whether the painter unconsciously envisioned a portrait, a group of figures, a landscape or a building - who can say that? © Meisterdrucke
Soft Hard by Wassily Kandinsky

Soft Hard

(Weiches Hart)

Wassily Kandinsky

Expressionism
blaue reiter · blue four · abstract · triangle · circle · crescent
Soft Hard by Wassily Kandinsky
1927   ·  Öl auf Leinwand  ·  Picture ID: 39363   ·  Galerie Maeght, Paris, France / bridgemanimages.com
   Add to favorites


02.10.2018
Gregor B.
Art print on Canvas glossy, 110cm x 88cm, stretched on stretcher.


12.10.2017
Sacha K.
Art print on Canvas glossy, 50cm x 40cm, stretched on stretcher.


27.08.2020
Susanne B.
Art print on Canvas Satin, 60cm x 48cm, with 5cm additional border (White) ​​stretched on stretcher. With painting frame .


01.09.2020
Gast 9.
Art print on Canvas Satin, 45cm x 36cm, stretched on stretcher.


15.09.2020
Anna E.
Art print on Canvas Satin, 60cm x 48cm, stretched on stretcher.
With “Weiches Hart”, the Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky (1866 - 1944) created a work of unprecedented explosiveness. It was last seen in the villa of a Weimar art dealer who was murdered during a burglary. Fortunately, the drama only happened in the TV fiction of the "crime scene". However, the picture itself also has a dramaturgy, namely of colors, shapes, their contrasts and similarities.

Organized image composition
In contrast to Kandinsky's energetic, tense works from the 1920s, “Weiches Hart” appears organized and calming. The composition appears balanced due to the skilful incorporation of horizontal and vertical. The free sickle shapes and the circle ensure a subdued dynamic. Overall, the impression of well thought-out conditions prevails.

Basic colors and basic shapes
In his function as a Bauhaus teacher (from 1922) Kandinsky concentrated on the basic colors red-yellow-blue and the basic forms of circle-triangle-square. We also find these components in the “Soft Hard” composition, although in variations. As if divided by an invisible border, the blue and cool elements are on the left, the red and yellow (warmer) elements on the right. Despite this apparent incompatibility, the artist strives to compromise. Through mutual penetrations, he solves the color conflict and creates a well-proportioned overall result. This is shown by the yellow bar on the blue-cool half or the blue triangle and sickle on the yellow-red-warm half.

Kandinsky and Klee
A slight relationship with similar works by Paul Klee (1879 - 1940) cannot be denied. This is no coincidence, because both worked as teachers at the Bauhaus and dealt intensively with basic colors and basic shapes. There was a friendly relationship between the two artists. Even more: Klee saw the Russian artist as a "friend and teacher". Regardless, the 13-year-old Kandinsky may have "seen" one or the other from Klee. In particular, the coordinated interaction of colors and shapes, as we find it realized in "Soft Hard".

Contrast of forms
"Soft hard" - this title alludes to the shape of the picture. The attribute "soft" primarily comes from the circle on the left half of the picture. Although it is not placed in the center, thanks to its exclusivity it represents a kind of center. In contrast, the triangles, rectangles and, to a certain extent, the sickles appear hard and pointed. With a lot of good will, the circle and inner circle could be interpreted as an eye. As is well known, Kandinsky avoided such attributions. In the reality of the work of art, the geometric figures and colors exist only for themselves. Whether the painter unconsciously envisioned a portrait, a group of figures, a landscape or a building - who can say that? © Meisterdrucke
Mockup 1 Mockup 2 Mockup 3 Mockup 5 Mockup 6 Mockup 7


Configure art print



 Save / compare configuration

Gemälde
Veredelung
Keilrahmen
Museumslizenz

(inkl. 20% MwSt)

Produktionszeit: 2-4 Werktage
Bildschärfe: PERFEKT
Other art prints by Wassily Kandinsky
Soft Hard Intersecting Lines, 1923 Yellow Red Blue Composition IX, 1936 Sign, 1926 (oil) Ludwigskirche in Munich Composition VIII Painting by Vassily Kandinsky (or Wassily Kandinski or Kandinskij, 1866-1944). 1915 Sun. 201x140 cm New York, Guggenheim Museum Three Sounds Drei Klänge. 1926 Improvisation 28 Musical overture. Purple wedge.  Musikalische Ouvertüre, Violetter Keil. 1919 Leger, Abstract Art, 1930 (oil on card) Chat, 1926 Dominant Curve Courbe dominante. 1936 Untitled, 1923 (pen and ink on paper) (bw photo) Murnau - Garden II
Other art prints by Wassily Kandinsky
Soft Hard Intersecting Lines, 1923 Yellow Red Blue Composition IX, 1936 Sign, 1926 (oil) Ludwigskirche in Munich Composition VIII Painting by Vassily Kandinsky (or Wassily Kandinski or Kandinskij, 1866-1944). 1915 Sun. 201x140 cm New York, Guggenheim Museum Three Sounds Drei Klänge. 1926 Improvisation 28 Musical overture. Purple wedge.  Musikalische Ouvertüre, Violetter Keil. 1919 Leger, Abstract Art, 1930 (oil on card) Chat, 1926 Dominant Curve Courbe dominante. 1936 Untitled, 1923 (pen and ink on paper) (bw photo) Murnau - Garden II
Excerpt from our top sellers
Soft Hard Intersecting Lines, 1923 Composition IX, 1936 Sign, 1926 (oil) Suprematist Composition No.56, 1936 Leger, Abstract Art, 1930 (oil on card) Untitled, 1923 (pen and ink on paper) (bw photo) Supremus No. 58 Dynamic Composition in Yellow and Black, 1916 Abstract designs, from Decorations and Colours, published 1930 Abstract Lulli, 1919 Untitled, 1940 Upwards to Blue, 1999 Periphery, 2003 (mixed media) Composition X, 1939 Lyrical, 1911
Excerpt from our top sellers
Soft Hard Intersecting Lines, 1923 Composition IX, 1936 Sign, 1926 (oil) Suprematist Composition No.56, 1936 Leger, Abstract Art, 1930 (oil on card) Untitled, 1923 (pen and ink on paper) (bw photo) Supremus No. 58 Dynamic Composition in Yellow and Black, 1916 Abstract designs, from Decorations and Colours, published 1930 Abstract Lulli, 1919 Untitled, 1940 Upwards to Blue, 1999 Periphery, 2003 (mixed media) Composition X, 1939 Lyrical, 1911
Excerpt from our top sellers
Melencolia I Starry Night Self-Portrait Yellow Red Blue The Origin of the World The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog Composition IX, 1936 Belshazzars Feast c.1636-38 The Three Trees, 1643 Portrait of Caterina Sforza Riario (Milan, 1463-Florence, 1509), Lady of Imola and Forli, 1481-1483 painting by Lorenzo di Credi (circa 1456-1536), oil on canvas, 75x54 cm Smiling Spider, c.1881 Suspense Seagulls over the Alster, c.1905 Oriental Nude Intersecting Lines, 1923
Excerpt from our top sellers
Melencolia I Starry Night Self-Portrait Yellow Red Blue The Origin of the World The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog Composition IX, 1936 Belshazzars Feast c.1636-38 The Three Trees, 1643 Portrait of Caterina Sforza Riario (Milan, 1463-Florence, 1509), Lady of Imola and Forli, 1481-1483 painting by Lorenzo di Credi (circa 1456-1536), oil on canvas, 75x54 cm Smiling Spider, c.1881 Suspense Seagulls over the Alster, c.1905 Oriental Nude Intersecting Lines, 1923

Meisterdrucke Logo long

   Hausergasse 25
       9500 Villach, Austria
   +43 4242 25574
   office@meisterdrucke.com
Social Media & Languages
                   

Weiches Hart (AT) Weiches Hart (DE) Weiches Hart (CH) Soft Hard (US)
Soft Hard (Soft Hard) 1927 (IT) Soft dur (doux dur) 1927 (FR) Soft Hard (Soft Hard) 1927 (NL) Soft Hard (Soft Hard) 1927 (ES) Софт Хард (Soft Hard) 1927 (RU)
सॉफ्ट हार्ड (सॉफ्ट हार्ड) 1927 (HI) 软硬(软硬)1927 (ZH) Soft duro (macio duro) 1927 (PT) ソフトハード1927 (JP) سوفت هارد 1927 (AE)

Erfahrungen & Bewertungen zu Meisterdrucke
Partner Logos

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien      Kaiser Franz Joseph      Albertina

Meisterdrucke Logo long
Hausergasse 25 · 9500 Villach, Austria
+43 4242 25574 · office@meisterdrucke.com
Partner Logos

               

Weiches Hart (AT) Weiches Hart (DE) Weiches Hart (CH) Soft Hard (US) Soft Hard (Soft Hard) 1927 (IT) Soft dur (doux dur) 1927 (FR) Soft Hard (Soft Hard) 1927 (NL) Soft Hard (Soft Hard) 1927 (ES) Софт Хард (Soft Hard) 1927 (RU) सॉफ्ट हार्ड (सॉफ्ट हार्ड) 1927 (HI) 软硬(软硬)1927 (ZH) Soft duro (macio duro) 1927 (PT) ソフトハード1927 (JP) سوفت هارد 1927 (AE)


(c) 2020 meisterdrucke.uk