The J. Paul Getty Trust Research Home Search Tools & Databases Collection Inventories and Finding Aids
Collection Inventories and Finding Aids


Home | Return to Search Results

Find a term within this inventory

Print View

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

Request access to the physical materials described in this inventory through the catalog record for this collection. Click here for the access policy.
Kandinsky (Wassily) Papers
Series III. Papers of the Russian Academy of Artistic Sciences [RAKhN], 1921 ca. 12 items
Papers of the Russian Academy of Artistic Sciences [RAKhN]: 1921

This series contains mainly typescripts or carbon copies of typescripts; all text is in Russian. The papers include institutional records: a certified copy of the statutes of the Academy; a list of its active members; and a list of titles of lectures held by the members of the Academy between June 16th and October 29th, 1921. Also included are outlines of lectures and transcripts of sessions: two outlines of lectures held by Kandinsky and by the sociologist Aleksandr Bogdanov; and four transcripts of sessions. The transcripts of sessions contain the text of papers read by the art historian Anatolii Vasil'evich Bakushinskii [Bakushinsky], the philosopher Semen Liudvigovich Frank, Wassily Kandinsky, and the physicist Petr Petrovich Lazarev. The transcripts also include discussions subsequent to the reading of the papers by several Academy members, including the painters Konstantin Fedorovich IUon [Yuon], Pavel Varfolomeevich Kuznetsov, and Ilia Ivanovich Mashkov; the art historian Nikolai Georgievich Mashkovtsev [listed as N. E. Mashkovtsev], the architectural historian Evsei D. Shor, the physicist Nikolai Evgenevich Uspenskii [Uspensky], also by [Iosif?] Eiges, Valerii Iolovich IAzvitskii [Yazvitsky], Valerii IUr'evich [Yurevich], Petr Semenovich Kogan, Matsievskii [Matsievsky], Nikolai Vasil'evich Petrov, A. M. Petrovskii [Petrovsky], and Fedor Fedorovich Platov.
box folder
4 1 Statues, 1921
Title: "Ustav Rossiiskoi Akademii Khudozhestvennykh Nauk" [Statutes of the Russian Academy of Artistic Sciences].
1 double-leaf; typescript; certified at foot of the final page with an ink signature and a stamp. Includes a statement regarding the approval of the statutes by the Gosudarstvennyi Khudozhestvennyi Komitet on 30 September and 5 October 1921, by the chairman Petr Semenovich Kogan and the secretary Akim Kondrat'ev. The text contains forty-three programmatic statements, defining the goals and the activities of the Academy, divided into six sections.
4 2 List of members, undated
Title: "Spisok deistvitel'nykh chlenov Rossiiskoi Akademii Khudozhestven. Nauk" [List of active members of the Russian Academy of Artistic Sciences].
1 leaf; typescript. A list of names of seventy-one active members of the Russian Academy of Artistic Sciences.
4 3 List of lectures, 1921
Title: "Spisok dokladov, prochitannykh v plenarnykh zasedaniiakh Rossiiskoi Akademii Khudozhestvennykh Nauk za vremia Iiun'-Sentiabr' 1921 goda" [A list lectures held between June-September 1921 at the plenary meetings of the Russian Academy of Artistic Sciences].
1 leaf; typescript. A list of lectures held between June 16 and October 29, 1921 at the plenary meetings of the Academy, including titles of the lectures, names of the lecturers, and dates.
4 4 Outline of a lecture by Wassily Kandinsky, 1921
Title: "Tezisy k dokladu Osnovnye elementy zhivopisi V. V. Kandinskogo, I-IX-21" [Theses of lecture "The fundamental elements of painting" by W. W. Kandinsky].
5 leaves; typescript. An outline of sixty-one theses of Kandinsky's lecture Osnovnye elementy zhivopisi, given on Sep 1 1921. At the end, the text is dated "30-IX-21" [30 Sep 1921].
4 5 Outline of a lecture by Aleksandr Bogdanov, undated
Title: "Sotsial'no-organizatsionnoe znachenie iskusstva, tezisy doklada A. Bogdanova" [The social and practical significance of art, theses of a lecture by A. Bogdanov].
1 leaf; typescript. An outline of the theses presented by Aleksandr Bogdanov in his lecture given Oct 29 1921.
4 6 Lecture by Semen Liudvigovich Frank, 1921
Title: "Zasedanie Nauchno-Khudozhestvennoi Akademii, 30/VIII.21" [Session of the Academy of Artistic Sciences, 20 August, 1921].
20 leaves (38 pp.); Typed transcript of the Aug 30th 1921 session of the Academy, including the text of the paper read by Semen Liudvigovich Frank, "Rol' iskusstva v positivnykh naukakh" [The role of art in the positivistic sciences], and its subsequent discussion by Valerii Iolovich IAzvitskii, Matsievskii, Eiges, Fedor Fedorovich Platov, Ilia Ivanovich Mashkov, E. D. Shor, Petr Semenovich Kogan, and Semen Liudvigovich Frank.
4 7 Lecture by Wassily Kandinsky, 1921
Title: "Zasedanie Nauchno-Khudozhestvennoi Komissii I/IX.21 g." [Meeting of the Commission of Artistic Sciences, 1 September 1921].
35 leaves (pages numbered 1-35); typescript, with numerous corrections. Transcript of the Sep 1 1921 session of the Academy, (although this document is titled "Meeting of the Commission of arts and sciences"), at which Kandinsky read his paper "Osnovnye elementy zhivopisi" [The fundamental elements of painting]. The manuscript includes the text of Kandinsky's paper, and its subsequent discussion by Anatolii Vasil'evich Bakushinskii, Ilia Ivanovich Mashkov, Konstantin Fedorovich IUon, Nikolai E. Mashkovtsev, Nikolai Evgenevich Uspenskii, Valerii IUr'evich, A. M. Petrovskii, Nikolai Vasil'evich Petrov, Pavel Varfolomeevich Kuznetsov, and concluding remarks by Kandinsky.
4 8 Lecture by Petr Petrovich Lazarev, 1921
Title: "Doklad P. P. Lazareva na temu: 'O vospriiatii tsveta'" [Lecture by P. P. Lazarev: "On the perception of color"].
24 leaves (pages numbered 1-32); typescript with corrections. Dated in ink: "20/IX21g". Transcript of the Sep 20 1921 session of the Academy, at which Petr Petrovich Lazarev delivered his lecture. The manuscript includes the text of Lazarev's paper, and its subsequent discussion mainly between Lazarev and Ilia Ivanovich Mashkov.
4 9 Lecture by Anatolii Vasil'evich Bakushinskii, undated
Title: "Nauchno Khudozhestvennaia Komissia 25 avgusta" [Commission of arts and sciences, 25 August].
30 leaves (pages numbered 1-30); typescript with corrections, of the August 25, [1921] session of the Academy, at which Anatolii Vasil'evich Bakushinskii delivered his lecture "Priamaia i obratnaia perspektiva v isskustve i v prirode" [Straight and inverse perspective in art and nature]. Included is the text of Bakushinskii's paper, followed by its subsequent discussion by Bakushinskii, Ilia Ivanovich Mashkov, Fedor Fedorovich Platov, Nikolai Evgenevich Uspenskii, Konstantin Fedorovich IUon, and Pavel Varfolomeevich Kuznetsov.
4 10 Miscellaneous notes, 1921, undated
3 items: two notes in Russian, originally with a brown paper wrapper inscribed in Russian. The inscription on the wrapper relates to the Sep 1 and Jul 21 1921 meetings of the Academy. [Wrapper now filed in Box 2*, F. 9.]


The J. Paul Getty Trust The J. Paul Getty Trust
© J. Paul Getty Trust
Privacy Policy Terms of Use