The book narrates the fascinating artistic adventure of Vasilij Kandinskij, founder of the abstract expressionism that transformed painting into a fantastic world of emotions.
The impetuous gallop of the Blaue Reiter (Blue Rider), the art movement founded by Kandinskij (1866-1944) in 1911 in Munich, began in “Mother Russia”. What prompted a brilliant Muscovite lawyer to abandon his career and take up painting? An explosive impulse launched Kandinskij into an exciting adventure, which rapidly became the conquest of the expressive freedom of color. In just a few years forms were freed from the need to represent things: Kandinskij, who became a painter almost by chance, was one of the most important forerunners of abstract art. His paintings and his ideas constitute one of the decisive experiences for the evolution of contemporary painting.
The book offers an unusual concentration of information on the artist, with over 300 full-color illustrations.