Russian painter Wasilly Kandinsky is one of the best artists to introduce to young children. His works use lots of colorful shapes in abstract compositions, perfect for shape/color recognition and imaginative thinking. I incorporated several of his paintings in TLB Music‘s Winter/Spring curriculum, “Colors with Cozmo”.  Here are 12 of my favorite Kandinsky paintings for kids! First, identify the colors and shapes in each painting then ask children to tell you what they see in each one. After looking at the paintings, make sure to print my Kandinsky Coloring Activity for Kids!

Composition X (Wassily Kandsinky)

Decisive Pink (Wassily Kandsinky, 1932)

Composition VIII (Wassily Kandinsky, 1923)

Yellow, Red, Blue (Wassily Kandinsky, 1925)

Small Worlds II (Wassily Kandinsky, 1922)

Gentle Ascent (Wassily Kandinsky, 1934)

Sky Blue (Wassily Kandinsky, 1940)

Orange Violet (Wassily Kandinsky, 1935)

Colorful Ensemble (Wassily Kandinsky, 1934)

Moscow I (Wassily Kandinsky, 1916)

Several Circles (Wassily Kandinsky, 1926)

Small Worlds III (Wassily Kandinsky, 1922)


Learn more about Wassily Kandinsky on Artsy.  This site provides visitors with Kandinsky’s bio, over 30 of his works, exclusive articles, as well as up-to-date Kandinsky exhibition listings!

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