WASSILY KANDINSKY - Catalog Raisonne of the Aquarelles/Watercolors - HB/DJ NEW!

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Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) Kandinsky: Aquarelles - Premier Volume 1900-1921 555 pages densely illustrated in color & b/w book size 11¾" x 10¾" (29 x 26.5 cm.) published 1992, Editions Societe Kandinsky hardbound with dustjacket Introduction in French, catalogue in English Condition: new copy in original packaging The first volume of the Catalogue Raisonné of the Watercolors by the undisputed authority on his work, Vivian Endicott Barnett.
Superb, massive volume with over 550 artworks indexed and illustrated.
In the first of two volumes Kandinsky's temperas, gouaches and watercolours from the Munich years and the Russian period are definitively catalogued and discussed in chronological order (including those known only from documentary evidence). Many previously unknown pictures are published for the first time. The artist's earlier works, his bold abstractations from 1911 to 1914, and his little- known watercolours painted in Russia from 1915 to 1921 are fully documented and illustrated. Vivian Barnett also provides complete provenance, exhibition history and reference for more than 500 water colours and gouaches, plus an addendum to the Catalogue of Oil Paintings (1982, 1984). The original essays, complete list of exhibitions, selective biography and extensive colour illustrations make this volume essential for
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