In the spring 2021, mirroring the programme at the Carrières de Lumières, the Château des Baux will offer visitors the opportunity to stroll freely through the life and works of the painter Wassily Kandinsky (1866– 1944).
Father figure of modern art, his theoretical writings and pictural experiments opened the way to abstract art.
Through eleven large-format panels mixing photographs and reproductions of works, the exhibition will look back over this prolific creator’s artistic and intellectual journey.
His years of training, his affection for Russia, his sources of inspiration drawn from popular legends and traditions, his travels in a Europe devastated by the wars, but also the centre of a great artistic effervescence, along with the collective adventures of Der Blaue Reiter and Bauhaus: the path will highlight the creation of this pioneer of abstraction, whose life was marked by the turmoil of the 20th century.
Lastly it will be the story of this untiring quest for spirituality to which Kandinsky dedicated his existence and of the invention of a new language able to express the inner nature of an extraordinary artist.