Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album 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 Famous works Blue rider Wassily Kandinsky · 1903 Composition IV Wassily Kandinsky · 1911 Composition VI Wassily Kandinsky · 1913 Color Study: Squares with Concentric Circles Wassily Kandinsky · 1913 Moscow I Wassily Kandinsky · 1916 Black and Violet Wassily Kandinsky · 1923 On White II Wassily Kandinsky · 1923 Yellow-Red-Blue Wassily Kandinsky · 1925 Composition X Wassily Kandinsky · 1939 Related Artworks Colour Shapes Paul Klee Hamamet Paul Klee Special No. 32 Georgia O'Keeffe Side Panels for 'Anatomy of Aphrodite' Paul Klee Black Lines 1 Georgia O'Keeffe Blue-03 Georgia O'Keeffe Blue-04 Georgia O'Keeffe Cacodemonic Paul Klee Blue-01 Georgia O'Keeffe Blue-02 Georgia O'Keeffe With the Egg Paul Klee Music Pink and Blue Georgia O'Keeffe Music Pink and Blue II Georgia O'Keeffe Once Emerged from the Gray of Night Paul Klee Series I, No. 3 Georgia O'Keeffe Series 1, No. 8 Georgia O'Keeffe Series I, No. 8 Georgia O'Keeffe Blue Line Georgia O'Keeffe Southern (Tunisian) gardens Paul Klee Crystal Paul Klee 1 Load more Advertisement.