Wassily Kandinsky (Masterpieces Of Art)
Part of a new series of beautiful gift art books this book focuses on Wassily Kandinsky, a renowned Russian-born painter, wood-engraver and lithographer who is often regarded as one of the earliest pioneers of abstract art. Beginning with a fresh and thoughtful introduction to Kandinsky's life and art, Wassily Kandinsky Masterpieces of Art goes on to showcase his key works in all their glory; spanning his early paintings inspired by Russian folk art and fairy tales to his later works characterised by contrasting colours and striking geometric shapes.
Michael Kerrigan (author) has written on the history, mythology, arts and culture of many different countries, from India to Ireland and from Mongolia to Peru. His abridgements of The Journals of Lewis and Clark (2004) and Charles Darwin’s Voyage of the Beagle: The Journals that Revealed Nature’s Grand Plan (2005) presented the explorers’ own journals, in their own words, for modern readers. More recently he has been author of Best-kept Secrets of Paris (2012), Undiscovered Wales (2015) and A Dark History of China (2019). A longstanding contributor to the Times Literary Supplement, he lives with his family in Edinburgh.
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