Wassily Kandinsky (16 December 1866 - 13 December 1944) was an influential Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with painting the first purely abstract works. Born in Moscow Kandinsky spent his childhood in Odessa. He enrolled at the University of Moscow studying law and economics. Successful in his profession - he was offered a professorship (chair of Roman Law) at the University of Dorpat-he began painting studies (life-drawing sketching and anatomy) at the age of 30. In 1896 Kandinsky settled in Munich studying first at Anton Abe's private school and then at the Academy of Fine Arts. He returned to Moscow in 1914 after the outbreak of World War I. Kandinsky was unsympathetic to the official theories on art in Moscow and returned to Germany in 1921. There he taught at the Bauhaus school of art and architecture from 1922 until the Nazis closed it in 1933. He then moved to France where he lived the rest of his life became a French citizen in 1939 and produced some of his most prominent art. He died at Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1944. The two-meter-wide Yellow - red - blue (1925) consists of several main forms: a vertical yellow rectangle an inclined red cross and a large dark blue circle; a multitude of straight (or sinuous) black lines circular arcs monochromatic circles and scattered coloured checkerboards contribute to its delicate complexity. This simple visual identification of forms and the main coloured masses present on the canvas is only a first approach to the inner reality of the work whose appreciation necessitates deeper observation-not only of forms and colours involved in the painting but their relationship their absolute and relative positions on the canvas and their harmony. In our store this poster is available in various other frames.