- 款識：藝術家簽姓名縮寫並紀年30（左下）；題款、標記 No 5 ii 並紀年 1930（背面）
- 19 1/4 x 27 5/8 英寸
- 49 x 70 公分
Leonard Hutton Galleries, New York
Private Collection, Germany (1997)
Private Collection, Europe (sold: Christie’s London, February 6, 2007, lot 74)
Acquired at the above sale
Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Kandinsky, 1958, no. 35
Baden-Baden, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Wassily Kandinsky: Gemälde 1900-1944, 1970, no. 102, illustrated in catalogue
Verona, Palazzo Forti, Monaco, Mosca, Bauhaus, Parigi, 1993
Will Grohmann, Wassily Kandinsky, Life and Work, Cologne, New York, Paris & Milan, 1958, p. 338, illustrated pp. 360 & 379
Hans Roethel & Jean Benjamin, Kandinsky, Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil-Paintings, vol. II, 1916-1944, London, 1984, no. 956, illustrated p. 871
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Clark V. Poling wrote about Kandinsky's work from the Dessau years: "This was a very productive period for Kandinsky's art. After he applied in his painting the abstract principles articulated in Point and Line to Plane and in his teaching, he developed a diverse set of pictorial images and modes. Some of these represent particular responses to the Bauhaus context and his colleagues, most notably Klee" (C.V. Poling, Kandinsky: Russian and Bauhaus Years, 1915-1933 (exhibition catalogue), The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1983, p. 56). In the present work, Klee's influence is visible in the precise, delicate rendering of line and the use of soft, almost translucent colors in the middle of the abstract signs and geometric shapes. This arrangement could have been influenced by the Bauhaus Stage, a theatre branch of the school that developed modern, non-narrative performances, and to which Kandinsky was an avid contributor.