Swinging

1925

Tate: Purchased 1979

Object Light exhibition highlights

Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944) wanted his art to go beyond straightforward representation, giving viewers a more participatory experience, like listening to music. He aimed to create a sense of movement in his work and saw colour as an essential tool in this.

Explore how how Oskar Fischinger’s animated films and Kandinsky’s paintings mixed high art and mass culture in this article from Tate.

What's the Sound of Colour? Kandinsky and Music explored in this video via Listening In's YouTube channel

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Collection

Not in ACMI's collection

On display until

13 November 2022

ACMI: Gallery 4

Credits

artist

Wassily Kandinsky

Production dates
1925

Appears in

Group of items

Light and Colour

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

LN189759

Curatorial section

Light → Light and Colour

Measurements

705 x 502 mm

Materials

Oil paint on board

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