Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Copyright Information close This artwork is in public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. If you are a copyright owner of this artwork, or his/hers legal representative, and you do not agree that this artwork is public domain, please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks. 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 ← → On White II Wassily Kandinsky Date: 1923; Germany * Style: Abstract Art Genre: abstract Media: oil, canvas Dimensions: 105 x 98 cm Location: Georges Pompidou Center, Paris, France File Source: commons.wikimedia.org Image dimension 494x600px, View all sizes Kandinsky’s On White II expresses an intelligent combination of the two main colors in the painting: black and white. Kandinsky used color to represent more than just shapes and figures in his paintings. In this painting the many dimensions of the color white is used to represent the many possibilities and opportunities available in life. The color black, on the other hand, represents non-existence and death. Kandinsky expressed the color black as the silence of death, and in this painting, the black cuts through the white background with a riotous effect, shattering the peace of the colorful combination of colors, or as it were, opportunities in 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 View all 217 artworks Related Artworks Architecture of the Plain Paul Klee Gray line with black, blue, and yellow Georgia O'Keeffe The messenger of autumn Paul Klee Abstract Colour Harmony in Squares with Vermillion Accents Paul Klee Separation in the Evening Paul Klee Structural II Paul Klee Abstraction with Reference to a Flowering Tree Paul Klee Abstraction No. 77 (Tulip) Georgia O'Keeffe Transparent in perspective Grooved Paul Klee Crystal Paul Klee Blue and Green Music Georgia O'Keeffe City Picture with Red and Green Accents Paul Klee Grid Mounted Josef Albers Fugue in red Paul Klee The column Paul Klee Blue Line Georgia O'Keeffe Southern (Tunisian) gardens Paul Klee Flora on sand Paul Klee Pastoral (Rhythms) Paul Klee Abstraction White Rose Georgia O'Keeffe 1 Load more Advertisement.