Small Worlds III
Vassily Kandinsky (Russian, 1866–1944)
Not on View

Kandinsky's first contribution to the Bauhaus printing workshop was a portfolio entitled Small Worlds. This group of twelve prints included lithographs, etchings, and woodcuts. Ten years later, Kandinsky reminded Scheyer of the portfolio's high quality: "All copies were printed under my continuous guidance. . . .the entire execution is first class."


  • Artist Name: Vassily Kandinsky (Russian, 1866–1944)
  • Title: Small Worlds III
  • Date: 1922
  • Medium: Color lithograph on wove paper
  • Dimensions: comp: 11 x 9-1/8 in. (27.9 x 23.2 cm); sheet: 13-1/2 x 11 in. (34.1 x 27.9 cm)
  • Credit Line: Norton Simon Museum, The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection
  • Accession Number: P.1953.207
  • Copyright: © Norton Simon Museum

Object Information

Prints and Drawings Form the Galka E. Scheyer Blue Four Collection

  • Pasadena, Pasadena Art Museum, 1972-02-15 to 1972-03-31
  • Roethel, Hans Konrad, Kandinsky: Das graphische Werk,no. 166
  • Campbell Abdo, Sara, Wassily Kandinsky, p. 10
  • Barnett, Vivian Endicott, The Blue Four Collection at the Norton Simon Museum,no. 272 p. 228
  • Weber, Nicholas Fox and Jessica Boissel, Josef Albers and Wassily Kandinsky: Friends in Exile,2010, p. 72
  • The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection, Norton Simon Museum of Art at Pasadena,no. 246 p. 84

Additional Artwork by Artist

Blue Vassily Kandinsky 1922
Lithograph for the Fourth Bauhaus Portfolio Vassily Kandinsky 1922
Lithograph No. III Vassily Kandinsky 1925

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