- Vassily Kandinsky (Russian, 1866–1944)
- Oil on canvas
- 22-1/2 x 20-1/2 in. (57.2 x 52.1 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Norton Simon Museum, The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection
- Accession Number:
© Norton Simon Museum
Writing to the art historian Will Grohmann in 1930, Kandinsky explained the crucial role of the circle in his recent work: “It is a link with the cosmic and I use it above all formally... The circle is the synthesis of the greatest oppositions. It combines the concentric with the ex-centric in a single form and in balance.” The cosmic resonance of circles is powerfully felt in this composition, where fourteen of them—each delineated with a slender halo of bright paint—seem to float in space, imaginary planets in orbit and eclipse.
The artist, consigned summer 1928 to;
[Galerie Neue Kunst Fides, Dresden];
later gifted by artist in May, 1933 to;
Pasadena Art Institute, Pasadena, 1953-1954;
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena,1954-1975;
Norton Simon Museum, 1975.
Image reproduction permission may be granted for scholarly or arts related commercial use. All image requests, regardless of their intended purpose, should be submitted via email. Requests can also be made by fax or mail.
Images may be protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights. Additional permission may be required.
Approved requests for the reproduction of an image will receive a contract detailing all fees and conditions of use of the image. Upon receipt of both the signed contract and full payment, the Office of Rights and Reproductions will provide the image. A complimentary copy of the published material must be provided to the Norton Simon Museum.
Please fill out our Online Reproduction Request Form.
|Telephone:||(626) 449-6840 x 3300|