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Kan·din·sky

or Kan·din·ski  (kăn-dĭn′skē, kən-dyĭn′-), Wassily 1866-1944.
Russian abstract painter who considered form and color capable of expression. A founder of the Blaue Reiter, a German group of abstract expressionists, he also taught at the Bauhaus School (1922-1933).
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Kandinsky

(Russian kanˈdinskij)
n
(Biography) Vasili (vaˈsilij). 1866–1944, Russian expressionist painter and theorist, regarded as the first to develop an entirely abstract style: a founder of der Blaue Reiter
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Kan•din•sky

(kænˈdɪn ski)

n.
Was•si•ly or Va•si•li (ˈvæs ə li, vəˈsɪl i) 1866–1944, Russian painter.
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