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Drei Reiter in rot, blau und schwarz (Three Riders in red, blue and black)
  • Vassily Kandinsky
    1866–1944
    born: Moscow, Russia ; died: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
  • Drei Reiter in rot, blau und schwarz (Three Riders in red, blue and black), 1911
  • Klänge (Sounds)
  • woodcut printed in red, blue and black
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 218 x 221 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 9/16 x 8 11/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 279 x 276 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 x 10 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Museum purchase: R. Charles and Mary Margaret Clevenger Art Acquisition Fund
  • On view: Brosseau Learning Center, 318
  • 2016.0028
Description
Catalogue raisonné

This is an abstract representation of three horse riders. The background of the piece is white with blue and red circular splashes of color. Black lines depict two larger riders in the foreground, one facing left and the other facing right. The third rider is much smaller and can be seen in the upper center part of the image, seemingly in the distance.