Many had previously decried the decision not to restitute the work, alleging that the museum had more to gain by keeping the important painting than the heirs.
Experience Wassily Kandinsky’s Art Through Simulated Synesthesia
A new project from Google Arts + Culture uses machine learning and Kandinsky’s extensive color theories to interpret what the painter might have heard when working on this painting.
In Surprise Ruling, Kandinsky Painting Will Not Be Returned to Jewish Collector Heirs
The Amsterdam District Court rejected claims from the heirs of a Jewish art collector that a 1909 painting by Kandinsky in Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum was sold under Nazi-era duress and should be returned.
Looking at the Roots of the Bauhaus
Bauhaus Beginnings succeeds in reanimating the dialogue that began in the school’s classrooms and hallways, and in following it, as it spilled out into the streets of a country.
A New Biography Paints a Colorful Portrait of Bauhaus Founder Walter Gropius
In Walter Gropius: Visionary Founder of the Bauhaus, author Fiona MacCarthy attempts to debunk the myth that the German pioneer of modernist architecture is somehow an unsexy subject for biographical study.
Vasily Kandinsky’s Poems
Evocations of color dominate these ruminative prose poems.
Revisiting Britain’s Response to the Nazi “Degenerate Art” Show
London 1938: Defending “Degenerate” German Art tells the story of a monumental British exhibition of artists persecuted by the Nazis.
The Dazzling Abstractions of a Neglected Taos Artist
An exclusive look inside the archive of the American Museum of Western Art, which contains remarkable artworks and writings by Emil Bisttram.
The Lifespan of Bauhaus Utopianism
An exhibition at Paris’s decorative arts museum hones in on the myriad ways that students and teachers at the Bauhaus sought to integrate art, architecture, and design into total artworks.
A Rare Suite of Kandinsky’s Experimental Prints Goes on View
In 1895, after deciding to turn from a career in academic law to art-making, Wassily Kandinsky was working as the artistic director of a print shop in Moscow.
Browsing the Pages of an Avant-Garde, Weimar-Era Magazine
Der Sturm, the title of the arts magazine that served as the mouthpiece for German Expressionism during the Weimar Republic, translates to “the storm.”
The Exuberant Postcard Art of the First Bauhaus Exhibition
In 1923, a flurry of colorful postcards heralded the first major Bauhaus school exhibition.