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The painting "Several Circles" was painted in 1926. Materials for writing the work were oil and canvas. The dimensions of the canvas are 140x140 cm. Currently, the painting is in New York, at the Guggenheim Museum.
Of course, this work belongs to the genre of abstractionism, the brightest representative of which was Vasily Kandinsky. For an artist, a circle is not only and not so much a geometric figure, as a kind of universal guide to another world.
This closed figure, with one glance at it, connects us with this world, its form has no beginning, just like the end. Thus, Kandinsky presents a combination of circles of different sizes and colors as a combination of infinities, something cosmic and absolute.
At first glance, the composition seems to be a chaotic pile of figures, but the longer you peer into these circles, the clearer it becomes that each of them is in its place. Against a dark background, here and there, spectacular, bright yellow, bright blue circles emerge, black are superimposed on bright ones, and so layer by layer. In some ways, these figures resemble planets and luminaries moving in space.
A glow is visible around one of the figures, which further enhances the similarity of circles with space objects. Bright colors, so beloved by the artist, make the imagination awake. When intersecting, the circles get new shades and faces of color, the look I want to follow their bizarre lines and overlays.
Love for the circle passes through all the work of Kandinsky from 1920 to 1930. The artist saw in the circle everything that he wanted and was looking for: space, tension, power. The circle on his canvases is not even a circle, but a creature endowed with an inner voice and character. Simple geometry, thanks to Kandinsky, finds a soul.