When conservators began studying two of Wassily Kandinsky’s paintings, little did they know that, in addition to learning more about the artist’s underpainting and layering techniques, they would discover a previously unknown sketch by Kandinsky’s partner and fellow artist Gabriele Münter.
A group of experts including conservators, curators, scholars and scientists used observation, chemical analyses, x-radiographs and stereomicroscopes to determine Kandinsky’s changes in the composition. The examination took place in preparation for the exhibition “Kandinsky and the Harmony of Silence: Painting with White Border” at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., in Fall 2011.
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