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Several Circles was produced around the time that Kandinsky returned to his homeland, Russia, during the outbreak of the World War I. The artist had then spent a couple of years abroad improving his expressive abstract style and had already produced a few of his most important pieces like Couple Riding and The Blue Rider. Noticeably, he was strongly influenced by artists like Kazimir Malevich and Liubov Popova, who were exploring a highly abstract and geometric style at this time.
Several Circles is an artwork where the artist focuses all his attention into this single geometric form, while deeply researching layout, composition and the relative position of each circle. The correspondence between color and form starts to gain more importance on his pieces, and this is just the first study that would lead into subsequential works that eventually became Kandinsky’s most recognized characteristic. The background is dark and even, which leads us to focus solely on the layout, composition, and color of the circles. Despite looking randomly distributed around the squared canvas, the arrangement has an order and balance.
The main element is a dark blue circle that occupies the major area of the center. Inside it, there is a darker one. These central shapes are involved in some sort of white contour that bleeds into the rest of the painting as if they had a halo around them. There are smaller shapes in vibrant colors overlapping these two main circles in the middle. The overlapping shapes have different densities and masses, an effect that was created by coloring the intersection between them. Apart from this larger mass of overlapping circles, there are few colorful smaller dots around the corners of the canvas. As the shapes step away from the center, they get smaller and more vibrant in color.
There are infinite probabilities of interpretation, and that is the most authentic meaning of the pure abstract represented here. At the time he made this piece, Kandinsky was obsessed with scientific papers and encyclopedias. It is possible to make a correlation between the circles observed in this piece and the behavior of several organic and biological matters. This might explain both the choice of the geometric shape and also the way they were distributed around the canvas.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Several Circles, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Several Circles 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.
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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,
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meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
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