Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky 1866 – 1944 Russian painter and art theorist. As a child he was fascinated by color and art but it wasn’t until he was 30, that he gave a up his law career to enroll in the Munich Academy Of Fine Arts. Kandinsky's creation of abstract work was a devotion to inner beauty, fervor of spirit, and spiritual desire, a central aspect of his art. He was a pioneer of abstract art that continues to influence the art world today. His fellow artist Diego Rivera said, 'Kandinsky's art is not a reflection of life, it is life itself'. Here is a signed 14” x 18"print of his 1939 work “Horizontales” where he expressed his ideas in a series of horizontal bands of color surrounded by the 'heavenly' blue. The colored bonds represent the six colors that make up his theory of the three main antitheses, red-green, violet-orange and blue-yellow, and brings one of his iconic motifs into the later works; the snake, which he saw as representing eternity. The snake also represented to him wisdom and the power to heal. An original tapestry of this particular work sold for $30,000 a few years ago.