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Vasili Kandinsky National Museum

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm



Vasily Kandinsky:

The Father of Western Abstraction

The Art Committee invites you to an exhibition of the artist who is generally hailed as the founder of abstraction in western art.

Born in Moscow on December 4, 1866, Kandinsky spent much of his early life in Odessa. Although fascinated with art from a young age, he studied law and economics at the University of Moscow before declining a teaching position to fully pursue art.

Working during a tumultuous time in European history, he and his fellow artists involved in movements such as German Expressionism and Bauhaus helped to make the leap from the faithful representation of the world to the first solely abstract works in western art history. A network of loosely knit artists rather than a coherent group, they were united by the aim to pursue the spiritual dimension of art, which they saw as the means to transcend reality and escape the alienation of the modern era. This newer, freer thinking surrounding what constituted accepted visual representation within the fine arts set the scene for numerous movements in western contemporary art today.

DATE/TIME:       Thursday, May 23 at 12:45 (for 13:00)

SIGN UP:            To Trudy Brand-Jacobsen by email as

soon as possible and no later than May 16.

PLACE:               The National Museum, Brynjulf Bulls Plass 3, 0250 Oslo

PRICE:                The entrance fee is NOK 200.- for adults and NOK 110.- for

seniors (free entry for National Museum members). The fee should be paid at the Museum.

NOK 125.- for the guided tour, to be paid preferably by bank transfer to IF’s account 1600.40.36631 or by VIPPS to 591747 when your participation has beenconfirmed. Please state the event and your name in the transaction (in the KID-number box for bank payments and in the dialogue box for VIPPS).

No cash will be handled at the venue.

Maximum participants: 20

Guests are welcome if space is available.

Cancellations after the deadline and no-shows will be charged.

For last-minute cancellations or questions, please call Trudy on mob. phone.


May 23
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:


International Forum Oslo
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