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Wassily Kandinsky papers, 1911-1940 (bulk 1921-1937)

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Kandinsky (Wassily) Papers
Series II. Kandinsky manuscripts, undated 1 box(es)
Series II.B. Other texts by Kandinsky, undated ca. 23 items
Other texts by Kandinsky: undated

Subseries includes outlines of two essays in Russian, and an annotated draft in German of a text titled "Der Wert des theoretischen Unterrichts in der Malerei." Also included are ca. 20 mostly undated miscellaneous notes in German. The entire collection was digitized in 2014 and is available online: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/850910.
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3 13 "Razvitie zhivopisnoi idei v sovremennom iskusstve [The development of ideas of painting in contemporary art]" undated
1 leaf; typescript. Outline of an essay by Kandinsky.
3 14 "Sushchnost' formy i formal'nyi element v zhivopisi [The existence of form and the formal element in painting]" undated
1 leaf; typescript. Outline of an essay by Kandinsky.
3 15 "Der Wert des theoretischen Unterrichts in der Malerei [The value of theoretical instruction in painting]" 1926
5 leaves; signed and annotated draft (typescript), dated: "dessau 20.3.26". Kandinsky's text on the methodology of the painting instruction at Bauhaus. [Published in English under the title The value of theoretical instruction in painting cf. 1982 ed. of Kandinsky, complete writings on art]
3 16 Unidentified miscellaneous notes, undated
20 items: mostly undated manuscript notes in German.
3 16 Notes, undated
1 item; in pencil; beginning words: "'Form' und 'Inhalt' wo Form=Inhalt ..."
3 16 Notes, undated
1 item; in pencil. [Needs further analysis.]
3 16 Notes with bibliographical references, undated
1 item; in pencil. Kandinsky lists three books: Henri Rousseau by Wilhelm Uhde, Ein Geisteskranker als Künstler [about Adolf Wölfli] by Walter Morgenthaler, and Die Tragödie der Architektur by Paul Fechter.
3 16 Notes, undated
1 item: in pencil; begining words: "Komposition 4 für Raum, München ... " With notes about color on verso.
3 16 Notes with bibliographical references and a list names, undated
1 item; in pencil; beginning words: "Deutsche Künstler." Kandinsky lists names of several artists, including Jussuf Abbo, Moriz Melzer, Franz Mathias Jansen, Erich Waske, and Luise Spannring.
3 16 Manuscript text on art, undated
1 item (2 leaves); in pencil. [Needs further analysis.]
3 16 Notes, undated
1 item; in pencil. Notes on the analysis and synthesis in art, and on color. With a mention of Der Blaue Reiter.
3 16 Notes, undated
1 item; in pencil. Beginning words: "Kunsttheorie und folgende...." An outline of relationships between art history and nature, technology, industry, science, folk art, art education; on verso a list of names of art historians.
3 16 Notes, 1922
2 leaves; in pencil; with several small geometrical drawings. Beginning words: "K. u. N. [Kunst und Natur]." Dated "5 V 22" [1922 May 5th]: notes about form, plane, and color in visual art, theater and music.
3 16 Notes in Russian, undated
2 leaves: in pencil; with small geometrical drawings of triagles. [Needs further analysis.]
3 16 Notes, undated
1 small item: the text concerns the identity of Berthold Kreuzburg in Leipzig. With a reference to the Armin Kreuzberg Verlag.
3 16 Note, undated
1 small manuscript note; listing the name and address of a person in Charlottenburg [name illegible].
3 16 Note, undated
1 small manuscript note; beginning word: "Abendmahl."
3 16 Note, undated
1 leaf. [Needs further analysis.]
3 16 Notes on Purism and Cubism in France, ca. 1921
1 leaf; manuscript notes concerning articles on Purism and Cubism published in 1921 in the magazine Das Kunstblatt. Kandinsky summarizes Paul Westheim's article "Kunst in Frankreich" and Maurice Raymal's article "Juan Gris"; and lists names and titles of several artists and their art works, including Maurice Utrillo, Cezanne, J. Lipschitz, Ozenfant and Jeanneret [Le Corbusier], André Derain, George Braque, O. Kisling, Joseph Csaky, Juan Gris, and Pablo Picasso.
3 16 Notes refering to Orbis Pictus, 1921?
3 leaves: manuscript notes with references to books published within the series Orbis Pictus, including Walter Lehmann's Altmexikanische Kunstgeschichte [1921], Fannina W. Halle's Alt-Russische Kunst [1922?].
3 16 Note, undated
1 small manuscript note; listing various words and names, with caption: "Empfunden bei Clavierspiel."
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2* 9 Brown wrapping paper, 1922?
1 item: large brown wrapping paper, folded, and inscribed in pencil: "16.V.22. Diese Sachen fanden sich jetzt in einer Kommode" and "Russisches Manuscript zum 'Generalbass' oder Kontrapunkt. Etikett: 7.VI.10. Fortsetzung zu Über das Geistige." [Pulled from Box 3, f. 16. See also Box 4, f. 10.]


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