Zagreb to host landmark Kandinsky exhibition next year

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Beth Ryan
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A blockbuster exhibition of works by Wassily Kandinsky - one of Russia's greatest Modernist artists - will be held in Zagreb next year. 

The show, which will be at the Croatian capital's Art Pavilion, will be part of a programme of events marking 25 years of Russia and Croatia being on diplomatic terms. It also marks the 50th anniversary of the alliance between Saint Petersburg and Zagreb, and the 150th anniversary of Kandinsky's birth. 

Known for the colourful concentric circle paintings that have become bestselling prints, Kandinsky was a pioneer of abstract painting, and the exhibition will give viewers the chance to see a selection of pieces which hark back to the invention of modernism.

The news was announced at a press conference on Saturday June 11, where it was also revealed that selected works from Saint Petersburg's famous Hermitage Museum will travel to Zagreb's Klovicevi Dvori gallery for a special exhibition in 2018. 

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