Kandinskij’s Abstractionism just minutes from the AbanoRitz

“Color is a means of exerting a direct influence on the soul. Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the gavel, the soul is a piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to provoke vibrations in the soul.”

Vasilij Kandinskij

The father of abstractionism exposed at Palazzo Roverella until the 26th of June. Here another reason to come visiting us.

Vasilij Kandinskij, artist and art theorist, is a Russian painter known as the first true artist of the abstractionist movement. He born in Moscow on the 16th of December 1866 and was naturalized French in 1939.

He grew up in Odessa, where as a young man he studies violin and piano, then retiring to study law and economics at the Moscow University. His excellent results led him to a professorship in Roman law at the University of Dorpat, in Estonia. At the age of 30 he left everything to start painting, moving to Munich and trying to get into the Academy of Fine Arts, but he only succeeds a few years later, after a few rejections, emerging as painter and art theorist.

He come back to Russia in 1914 during the First World War, working on the foundation of museums and on the reorganization of art schools, but, dissatisfied with the impositions of the Russian regime, he decides to move back to Germany in 1921 where he teaches at the Bauhaus school until it was closed down by the Nazis in 1933. The same year Kandinskij moves to France where he produces his best-known works and where he dies in 1944 in his home in Neuilly-sur-Seine, in the Parisian banlieue.

40 kilometers away from the AbanoRitz, at Palazzo Roverella, a majestic Renaissance building in the heart of Rovigo, a unique exhibition is currently taking place until the 26th of June, without precedent in Italy in terms of both number and quality of the works. It features no less than 80 masterpieces by Vasilij Kandinskij, as well as writings, documents, photographs, films, memorabilia and folk-art objects. There are also paintings made by his historical friends and “fellow travelers” such as Gabriele Münter, Paul Klee, Arnold Schönberg, Alexej von Jawlensky and Marianne von Werefkin.

The curators of the exhibition, Paolo Bolpagni and Evgenia Petrova, follow in the footsteps of Kandinskij’s creative path in his constant relationship with music and his Russian origins, in order to reveal a character who is still enigmatic today.

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