This retrospective firmly positions Kandinsky as an outstanding modernist artist and the founder of abstract painting. Jointly organized with the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, it features some 95 paintings from all the key periods of Kandinsky's career that have been assembled from the three museums.

The Lenbachhaus's collection comprises works from Kandinsky's Blue Rider period from 1908 to 1914 donated by Gabriele Münter. The Centre Pompidou's collection focuses on Kandinsky's production during the Russian Revolution and his Bauhaus years from 1917 to 1933. And the Guggenheim has contributed late works made in Paris from 1933 to 1944 and some early Expressionist paintings. Consequently, the exhibition has great variety and spotlights Kandinsky's role as a pioneer and theorist of abstraction. It also gives an insightful look at how Kandinsky's pictorial styles evolved through his periods spent living in Moscow, Munich and Paris.

The exhibition travels to the Centre Pompidou from April to August 2009, and then to the Guggenheim Museum in New York from September 2009 to January 2010.

October 25, 2008, through February 22, 2009
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