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Since Kandinsky started studying painting, he navigated deeper and deeper into the abstraction of forms and the relationship between shapes and colors. The artist defended that there was an inner energy, a real necessity that had to be expressed to the outside world in the form of abstract art. Most of his pieces would represent this concept.
His body of work counts with an extensive series of improvisations, where the artist would focus on the relationship between the elements, without tying the composition or layout to previously set rules. He would paint as he felt like, with no setup rules and no result in mind. These pieces are intriguing and provocative. The first real abstract piece existent in the history of the world is credited to Kandinsky. The artist had a disconnection to previous movements and models.
He would also often declare that he painted music. As he was always appreciating music and was himself an excellent musician, he would translate the music into art forms and visual narratives.
Improvisation 23 is a strong and striking painting. Much of Kandinsky's work was painted on a square canvas, and so is the case with this one. The dark yellow background has shades of green and orange and creates a warm base of tones for the elements placed on it.
On top of this colored background, there are black lines, organically drawn. The shapes and flow are not regular. There are points where the artist painted with more energetic brushstrokes. In some places, he used gentle thin lines. All of this is very visual to the observer. The relationship between the lines creates several different shapes, opening up to the interpretation of the viewer. Some of these shapes overlap with color spots that vary from bright yellow to dark red and even some blue and grey part break with the warm color palette.
In the middle, there are some different shapes like little black dots and thin swirls created with the same black tonality used for the main lines.
The final result of the painting is a mixture of shapes, lines, and colors. It is intriguing and doesn’t have a definite meaning, as most of the work produced around this time, where it was more important to explore this relationship than to create a narrative.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Improvisation 23, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Improvisation 23 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 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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