Wassily Kandinsky, Small Worlds V

Wassily Kandinsky Small Worlds V

Kandinsky’s first contribution to the Bauhaus printing workshop was a portfolio entitled Small Worlds. He did this in 1922. This group of twelve prints included lithographs, etchings, and woodcuts.

That means that not only did he paint a great picture piece, but he carved it into a substrate, like metal and wood.

Can you IMAGINE the tediousness and detail of that task? He did this because it would allow for easy printing. Ten years later, Kandinsky reminded Scheyer of the portfolio’s high quality: “All copies were printed under my continuous guidance. . . .the entire execution is first class.”

Indeed.

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