Copyright Information close The author of this artwork died more than 70 years ago. According to U.S. Copyright Law, copyright expires 70 years after the author's death. In other countries, legislation may differ. More… WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks solely. We use here Copyright term based on authors' deaths according to U.S. Copyright Law, that is 70 years. In other countries, the duration of copyright term may differ. Please check here copyright length according to your country's legislation before you consider reproducing images borrowed from Wikipaintings.org Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain ← → Composition IV Wassily Kandinsky Date: 1911; Munich / Monaco, Germany Style: Abstract Art Series: Compositions Genre: abstract Media: oil, canvas Dimensions: 250.5 x 159.5 cm Location: Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany Image dimension 750x474px, View all sizes An interesting story that indicates Kandinsky’s intellectual examination in the creation of his works revolves around this composition. He became exhausted during the months of studying he went through in preparation for this painting, and decided to go for a walk. His assistant at the time, Gabrielle Munter, who was tidying up the studio in the artist’s absence, inadvertently turned the canvas on its side. Upon Kandinsky’s return, he saw the canvas, fell to his knees and began weeping at the beauty of the painting. His newly found perspective on the piece would change his artistic vision and direction for the rest of his life. Wassily Kandinsky: Artworks by date LIST OF WORKS Featured artworks (9) All Artworks by Date 1→10 (216) All Artworks by Date 10→1 (216) All Artworks by Name (216) STYLES Abstract Art (135) Art Nouveau (Modern) (3) Expressionism (55) Post-Impressionism (23) SERIES Compositions (11) Improvisations (17) GENRES abstract (136) advertisement (2) allegorical painting (6) animal painting (4) cityscape (18) design (2) genre painting (8) interior (2) landscape (29) literary painting (1) marina (5) portrait (3) Wassily Kandinsky Featured artworks (9) All Artworks by Date 1→10 (216) All Artworks by Date 10→1 (216) All Artworks by Name (216) Abstract Art (135) Art Nouveau (Modern) (3) Expressionism (55) Post-Impressionism (23) Compositions (11) Improvisations (17) abstract (136) advertisement (2) allegorical painting (6) animal painting (4) cityscape (18) design (2) genre painting (8) interior (2) landscape (29) literary painting (1) marina (5) portrait (3) Poster for the Abrikosov Company Wassily Kandinsky Comet Wassily Kandinsky Kochel: Waterfall I Wassily Kandinsky Study for sluice Wassily Kandinsky Okhtyrka, autumn Wassily Kandinsky Poster for the Abrikosov Company Wassily Kandinsky Old town II Wassily Kandinsky Kochel – Gabriele Munter Wassily Kandinsky Walled City in Autumn Landscape Wassily Kandinsky Blue rider Wassily Kandinsky Farewell Wassily Kandinsky Forest edge Wassily Kandinsky Gabriele Munter painting Wassily Kandinsky The golden sail Wassily Kandinsky The singer Wassily Kandinsky Rising of the moon Wassily Kandinsky Ancient Russia Wassily Kandinsky Beach Baskets In Holland Wassily Kandinsky In The Forest Wassily Kandinsky Arab Town Wassily Kandinsky 1 2 3 Load more Advertisement.