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Wassily Kandinsky's 1913 Composition VII marks a seminal shift in the artist's oeurvre away from abstract reproductions of landscape scenes and towards abstraction. Painting his first Improvisation in 1909 he then began his first Composition in 1910, assigning numbers to the works to highlight their impersonal, free-form style inspired as they were by musical terminology. The artist's metaphorical use of music, the first art form to express the extremity of early-twentieth century modernity, was inspired by Wagner's Ring cycle and the great Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg. Fascinated by the temporal art of music, Kandinsky aimed to translate to painting the interpretative freedom allocated to the listener, liberating art from a literal, descriptive or representative dimension. Clearly not the first to note the affinity between painting and music, Kandinsky was surely a pioneer in transposing the radical language of modern music onto the canvas. Believing in what has become known as the Gesamtkunstwerk, or the total work of art, Composition VII was a small step towards achieving what the artist felt was a spiritual unity achieved through paint.
Kandinsky's symphonic Composition series began even before he became acquainted with SchÃ¶nberg's work. As the composer had done, Kandinsky went in search of a free-form chromatic scale that would allow the rich structuring of abstract reproductions, free to interpret at the viewer's pleasure. The striking visual clarity of Composition VII provides not only optical stimulation but also intellectual curiosity. Although seemingly abstract, the painting is built with something akin to dissonance: each one on top of the other, creating purely independent yet interlinked levels of color and shape. The lasting impression that emerges from the artist's symphonic reproductions is of colored sounds within a visual structure. His Compositions are therefore works to be experienced simultaneously, in time and in space, just like that most evasive art form; music.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Composition VII, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Composition VII that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. The warranty covers damage for normal use. Damage caused by incidents such as accidents or inappropriate use are not covered.
Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
All orders ship with UPS, FedEx or DHL and will arrive directly to your home or office. A tracking number will be emailed to you as soon as the order leaves our studio so you can track it online. All orders ship express and usually arrive within 4-5 days from the shipping date. Due to shipping restraints, many of our framed, stretched, and oversize paintings may take 6-21 days for arrival depending on the safest route determined by the postal service.