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One of the canonical works of Abstract Painting, Wassily Kandinsky’s 1913 Squares with Concentric Rings is a celebratory study of color, chromatic expression, and the creative act itself. Featuring twelve sections of concentric circles housed within square compartments, Squares with Concentric Rings is a surging and emotionally charged reproduction and articulation of the lingering power of color values. Leaving the mind to process the raw energy of the strident bolts of reds, golds and yellows, Kandinsky's challenge to objective reality transformed the elemental reality of the shapes themselves, overlapping and flattening meaning whilst denying the very existence of a fixed interpretation. Squares with Concentric Rings is thus an ecstatic symphony in paint, an abstract manifesto rendered in bold, dancing tones. The striking visual clarity of the work provides not only optical stimulation but also intellectual curiosity. Leaving a vivid reproduction of the dying chords of a modernist symphony, Kandinsky's shades of sound appear to orbit a structure of their own creation.
The Russian-born artist, critic, educationist, and pioneer of abstract art began painting in his early thirties. His early work was suffused with the vivid myths and colorful folklore of his native land, evolving upon his move to Southern Germany. There he founded the seminal Blue Rider group of painters and, with other groundbreaking thinkers, began to revolutionize the art world with an embryonic form of modern, abstract painting. Slowly eliminating the ingredients of accurate visual reproduction, Kandinsky's methodical stripping-away of figurative elements let to an increasing belief in the unity of music and painting. Aiming to stimulate affective responses through tactics akin to those being employed by the radical avant-garde musicians of his day, Kandinsky's Squares with Concentric Rings is characteristic of the radical vision of his pre-war work, and proving that the world of high-modernity did not only take shape after the apocalyptic war soon to follow.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Squares with Concentric Rings, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Squares with Concentric Rings 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.
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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 plastic 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.
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