Circling (Kreisen)

Wassily Kandinsky, Russian, 1866 - 1944

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1924

Black ink, graphite and watercolor on wove paper

Overall: 14 1/4 x 14 1/2 in. (36.2 x 36.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Wallace K. Harrison, Class of 1950H, in honor of Nelson A. Rockefeller, Class of 1930

W.966.1

Geography/Culture

Europe, Russia

Period

20th century

Object Name

Watercolor

Classification

Watercolor

Not on view

Inscription

Signed and dated, lower left: K 24; inscribed on reverse: no. 130 / 1924

Course History

WRIT 7 , Religion and Literature: Re-visioning the Natural, Nancy Crumbine, Spring 2015

WRIT 7.2, Writers on Writing, Wendy Piper, Spring 2015

THEA 17, 19th and 20th century Performance, Laura Edmondson, Spring 2014

Writing 7.2, Writers on Writing, Wendy Piper, Spring 2014

WRIT 5, Poor Taste, William Boyer, Winter 2014

ENGL 53, Twentieth Century British Fiction: 1900 to WWII, Brenda Silver, Spring 2013

FREN 25, Introduction to French Literature and Culture IV: Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries, Aimee Kilbane, Spring 2012

FREN 25, Introduction to French Literature and Culture IV: Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries, Aimee Kilbane, Spring 2012

Exhibition History

The Object World, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, ARTH2, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 5-March 15, 2015.

Kandinsky: Paintings, Drawings, and Prints, Municipal Museums Jena, Jena, Germany, September 6-November 22, 2009.

European Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 30, 2008-March 8, 2009.

Rococo to Modernism: European Drawings and Watercolors from the Permanent Collection and Dartmouth's Alumni, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 30-May 30, 2004.

Kandinsky: Works on Paper, Royal Academy of Arts, London, April 14-July 4, 1999

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 17-March 13, 1997.

Early Modern Art from the Permanent Collection, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 16, 1995-January 28, 1996.

An Introduction of the History of Art from the Fifteenth Century to the Twentieth Century, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Art 2, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 12-March 15, 1992.

Modernism: The Making of the 20th Century Vision, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 22-July 8, 1990.

The Machine in the Garden: Cubist Art from the Hood Collection, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 26-August 24, 1986.

Thank You, Wallace K. Harrison, Jaffe-Friede Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 26- April 28, 1985

Churchill P. Lathrop at Dartmouth 1928-1978, Strauss and Barrows Galleries, and Barrows Windows, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 20-November 26, 1978.

20th Century Masters from the Permanent Collection, Barrows Gallery, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 3-March 5, 1978.

Works on Paper: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Drawings and Watercolors from the Dartmouth College Collection, Carpenter Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 30-September 21, 1975.

The Protean Century, 1870-1970, A Loan Exhibition from The Dartmouth College Collection, Alumni and Friends of the College [under the auspices of the Dartmouth Arts Council], M. Knoedler & Company, Inc, New York, New York, February 10-28, 1970.

Director's Choice, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 10-July 10, 1966.

One-Man Exhibition, Prinzessinnenschlosschen, Kunstverein, Jena, Germany, March 15-April 12, 1925.

Wassily Kandinsky, Angermuseum, Kunstverein, Erfurt, Germany, January, 1925.

Untitled exhibition, E.F. Schulz u. Co., Plauen, Germany, May 11-24, 1924.

Publication History

John M. Kopper and Michael Wachtel, "A Convenient Territory": Russian Literature at the Edge of Modernity: Essays in Honor of Barry Scherr, Bloomington, Indiana: Slavica Publishers, 2015, 393 pp., cover ill.

Erik Stephan, Punkt und Linie zu Flache, Kandisky am Bauhaus [Point and Line Space; Kandinsky at the Bauhaus], Jena: Ausstellungskatalog Städtische Museen Jena, 2009, illl. p. 129.

T. Barton Thurber, European Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2008, pp. 204-205, ill. p.204, no. 129.

Brian Kennedy, Sean Scully: The Art of the Stripe, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2008, ill. p. 8.

Frank Whitford, Kandinsky: Watercolors and other Works on Paper, London: Royal Academy of Arts, 1999, ill. p. 156. fig. 83

Vivian Endicott Barnett, Kandinsky Watercolours: Catalogue Raisonne, Volume Two, 1922-1944, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994, p. 102, no. 687.

Treasures of the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, New York: Hudson Hill Press, 1985, p. 133.

Pictured in the "Thank You, Wallace K. Harrison" catalog, 1985, Eastern Press, new Haven, CT, Cover and p.55

Franklin W. Robinson, [et al.], Works on Paper: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Drawings and Watercolors from the Dartmouth College Collection, Hanover, N.H.: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1975, pp. 31-33.

The Protean Century, 1870-1970, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1970, no. 26.

Provenance

Curt Valentin Gallery, New York; sold to Ellen Hunt Milton Harrison (1903-1995) and Wallace K. Harrison (1895-1981), 1937; given to present collection, 1966.

Catalogue Raisonne

V. Barnett, Kandinsky Watercolours, Vol. Two, 1922-1944, Ithaca, 1994, p. 102, no. 687.

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