Saturday, October 25, 2008


One more image from the Long Night of Museums. One of the founding members of the famous Blue Riders, Wassily Kandinsky was one of the more popular exhibits during the Long Night of Museums. Hundreds of people waited in line for the opening of the temporary exhibit, which was sponsored by Lenbach Hause – where many of the Blue Rider paintings are exhibited. Kandinsky, who was born in Moscow, settled in Munich originally in Munich in 1896. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, taught at the Bauhaus school of Art, and is credited with painting the first modern abstract works. Despite trips back to Moscow for World War I, he remained in and became famous in Munich until 1933, when the Nazis closed the Bauhaus School. Then he moved to France, where he lived the rest of his life in the Paris Suburb of Neuilly-sur-Siene in 1944. With more than 90 paintings from different periods of his live (which have never been shown together before), Kandinsky is one of the most talked about exhibits around town, so check it out before it leaves in Feb, 2009 for the Guggenheim Museum in New York and Centre Pomidou in Paris.

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