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- Object: Orientalisches (In the Oriental Style)
Abstract patterns of rounded shapes. 1911, restrike 1938
Colour woodcut from three blocks: red, blue and yellow
- Production date
Height: 124 millimetres (block)
Height: 203 millimetres
Width: 191 millimetres
Width: 240 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- From the second edition supervised by Kandinsky and issued in Paris for the magazine XXe Siècle, Paris 1938. Kandinsky had kept the blocks for the print in his studio from 1911.
Text from 'Living with art: The Alexander Walker collection' (British Museum Press, 2020):
First produced in 1911, this is one of fifty-six woodcuts that were included in Kandinsky’s book of prose poems 'Klänge' (Sounds), which was published in 1913 in an edition of 1,200. It relates to Kandinsky’s 1909 oil painting of the same title, which is now in the collection of the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau in Munich. Printed from three blocks in red, blue and yellow, the woodcut depicts seated figures, with hills, domed buildings and minaret-style towers in the background, in a semi-abstract style. This impression was printed for the second edition in 1938 from the original block under the artist’s supervision and issued in Paris for the magazine 'XXe Siècle'.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2004-2005 June-Jan, BM, Matisse to Freud: The Alexander Walker Bequest
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased by Alexander Walker from the William Weston Gallery, London on 22/11/93 for £720. William Weston Gallery catalogue no. 7, 'European and British Master Prints 1800-1980', 1993, no. 44, priced £800.
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