San Francisco

“Prints by Kandinsky Contemporaries”

San Francisco Museum of Art

A minor graphics display accompanies the Kandinsky exhibit and is intended to provide historical perspective. The roster of printmakers is distinguished (Marc, Nolde, Barlach, Campendonk, etc.). However, the lack of a first-rate work by any one of them leaves the impression that Kandinsky arose in a vacuum and opposed a stagnating art, which is untrue. This period was filled with good graphic art and it would have been nice to have seen just a little of it.

Joanna C. Magloff