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Switzerland premiere of famous Kandinsky masterpiece

The most celebrated masterpiece of the Russian abstract painter, Vassily Kandinsky, is being brought to Switzerland for the first time. Composition VII (picture) will be among the works on show at a new exhibition at the Gianadda foundation in Martigny.

This content was published on January 28, 2000 - 12:34

The most celebrated masterpiece of the Russian abstract painter, Vassily Kandinsky, is being brought to Switzerland for the first time, as part of a new exhibition. Composition VII (picture) will be among the works on show at the Gianadda foundation in the town of Martigny in canton Valais.

The exhibition, which opens today, is displaying forty works by the avant-garde artist from his Russian period.

The retrospective, of works completed in the period 1898-1921, will include what is considered his most famous oeuvre, "Composition VII", as well as works Kandinksy's contemporaries.

Kandinsky was the first Russian abstract artist. He was also a man of letters, actively participating in the cultural life of Russia, although he lived in Germany for much of his adult life.

The Gianadda Foundation exhibition, "Kandinsky and Russia" runs until the June 12.

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