Kandinsky Art Wooden Backgammon Set.
Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944) painting Composion VIII (1923). Wassily
Wassilyevich Kandinsky was a Russian painter and art theorist. Kandinsky is
generally credited as the pioneer of abstract art.
The original painting can be seen in the Guggenheim Museum in New York
Composition VIII has a long and obscure history. Kandinsky himself considered
it to be the acme of his early Bauhaus period. No formal element can
morphologically be related to any figurative prototype. The geometric
vocabulary seems to consist of comparatively few components like circles,
semicircles, angles, rectangles, and lines. Yet even if one begins to try to
describe the individual appearance of the various circle forms, neither
pinpoint, ball, disk, globe circular object, or orb serves to determine
accurately their character. Composition 8 was created, during Kandinsky’s
Bauhaus era, when he had moved from the Soviet Union to the Weimar Republic
because of the increasing restrictions on artistic freedom in the Soviet Union.
There appears to be no logic in the imagery; the components do not "respond"
to each other; no organic continuity is evident and no psychological
associations are evoked. Comparable to the sublime humor of a divertimento, the
elements - although they seem to be strictly geometric - actually deviate from
their mathematically defined shapes.
Closer study not only reveals a multitude of different shades of color but it
also becomes clear that no one color is identical with any other in the
painting. The colors are not "applied" to any object; they have no brio, or
pastose quality, but are phenomena in their own right, as are the geometric
forms. Because of the impossibility of giving a lucid description of
Composition VIII, the attractive temptation is to bypass the problem by
comparing the elements in the painting with those in atomic physics which, of
course, are also not part of the objective world. And it is most revealing,
especially because of the indefinable poetic quality of the painting, to
examine the response of of Niels Bohr to the problem of finding a solution to
the dilemma: "We must keep in mind that language can only be used as it is used
in poetry where it is not its purpose to precisely describe given facts but
rather to create images and inspire thoughts in the mind of the listener."
In the production of our Kandinsky Art Backgammons, we use premium quality
12mm walnut veneer on the sides and 4mm first quality MDF. The design
transferred to the backgammon board is applied with 3 layers of varnish in
order to protect the surface and provide durability. Later 3 layers of glossy
polyurethane varnish are applied again to finish the backgammon surface. The
outer and inner sides of the Kandinsky Art Backgammons are painted in suitable
colors and with varnish to finish the surface.
Accessories; 15 dark, 15 light color checkers, 2 acrylic dice cups, 1 pair of
10 mm dices.
Size : 19.3'' x 11.8'' x 2.7'' (49 cm x 30 cm x 6.8 cm)
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