Art: Private View - Vasily Kandinsky Royal Academy, London W1
Saturday 10 April 1999
Miro's position in the pantheon of 20th-century greats has slipped since then, but a convincing case could still be made for his place alongside Picasso and Matisse as one of the three most influential artists of the century. The fourth? Pollock or Rothko perhaps? Or one of the Russians from an earlier avant-garde?
Our experience in this country of the latter has been slight, at least in recent years, but this spring brings two chances to take stock. The first major showing here of Vasily Kandinsky, one of the fathers of abstract painting, opens this week at the Royal Academy, followed by the Barbican's broader survey: "New Art for a New Era", drawn from the collection of the State Russian Museum and now shown for the first time in the West. It's an exciting prospect.
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