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Kleine Welten IV (Small Worlds IV)

Item # 2467219

Wassily Kandinsky


Kandinsky made the Small Worlds (Kleine Welten) portfolio while teaching at the Bauhaus, the influential German art school founded after World War I. For Kandinsky, abstraction was a spiritual language. In these poetic images, he creates a vibrant interplay of line and form, while capitalizing on the strengths of each printmaking method, in order to evoke different sensations or worlds. He used three techniques-drypoint, woodcut, and lithography-each of which had distinct, and for Kandinsky, symbolic, properties. Drypoint, which he regarded as aristocratic, creates sharp, precise lines, while woodcuts produce a richer texture and depth. Contrasting with these traditional techniques is lithography, which the artist viewed as modern and democratic because it offered a smooth surface, a rich vocabulary of colors and marks, and the opportunity to create a seemingly endless number of impressions.

Bring museum quality art into your home or office decor with a canvas print that will never warp or sag. Each canvas print is 1.25” deep, with a hard, sealed finish back and pre-installed hanging hardware, so it’s designed to hang tough and is super easy to display. Add a frame to any canvas print for an eye-catching accent.

Abstract canvas art print hanging on a wall
It Belongs in a Museum!
Print your favorite art in vibrant colors and fine detail good enough for the Guggenheim. No matter if it's abstract art, classic art, or photography, we only use archival inks for spot-on color accuracy that won't fade over time. Featured art: #2608913
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Sealed Tight
A hard, fully sealed backing saves your walls from staple scratches and keeps all the pesky dust out. Plus, our patented warp-resistant design produces the tightest corners possible with no bubbles or bumps for a clean, professional look.
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Light as a Feather
Install your new abstract or classic art in 10 minutes or less with our pre-installed sawtooth hanging hardware and easy-to-manage lightweight design. Even though they're light, our rock-solid construction ensures they show up strong.
Hand pressing on face of canvas print showing off the solid face construction
Built Like No Other
All of our canvas is artist-grade material wrapped around a strong, sturdy frame that will stay as taut and flat as the day it was made. Add a frame in contemporary and modern styles for the perfect finish for your decor.
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