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Between the years of 1914 and 1921, Wassily Kandinsky was back in Russia, where he produced some of the most iconic of his abstract artworks. White Stroke is one of these pieces and certainly a beacon for the Abstract Art movement in general. Soon after this period, having in mind the astonishing pieces produced back then, he was invited to come back to Germany. This painting doesn’t have objective or representational elements, but the shapes are well defined, and the colors are intense. That, along with the vague title lead the observer to search for his own references on the interpretation of the piece.
The whole painting is very dark. The background is represented mostly in three colors: Brown, dark blue and black. These colors are not saturated and are placed on the background in blocks, so it’s possible to see the strokes as if they were created on top of an already set pattern. The corners are isolated from the rest of the painting by dark diagonal lines.
The rest of the shapes are condensed in the middle, where the painting is very busy. The shapes overlap each other, but unlike in other of Kandinsky’s pieces, the colors are heavy and solid and not see through.
The artists mixed organic and geometric shapes. Some of them are lined by the contrast between the background colors. Others seem to float in space. There are two straight black lines crossing the background on the bottom, placed over three vertical red lines. The red lines are almost parallel, but not exactly. Over this space, there is some sort of blue dome that serves as a base for the mix of forms and colors that are placed above.
These colors merge with each other. There are half circles, half moon shapes, triangles and squares. All of these shapes are out of order and not symmetrical. They are placed in a complex way and relate to each other in a very intricate movement. They are represented in faded shades of blue, green and brown, and to contrast with these desaturated colors, there are spots of vibrant yellow and red.
Now, clearly, the element that names the painting and the most striking characteristic of this artwork is a white, vigorous stroke that crosses the canvas right in the middle. The White Stroke has a boomerang shape, and even though is an organic form, it is portrayed in such a tied and perfectly aligned outline that it looks almost geometrical.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of White Stroke, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of White Stroke 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.
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