Kandinsky & Russia To the Origins of Abstract Art



Come and admire more than 150 works of art in the exhibition Kandinsky & Russia. Among these works of art: about fifty paintings of Wassily Kandinsky (Moscow 1866 - Neuilly-sur-Seine 1944), next to some popular art works and paintings of Larionov and Malévitch. Most of the works come from renowned Russian museums such as the Russian Museum of Saint Petersburg.

After 100 years, Kandinsky returns to Belgium! In May 1913, he exhibited at the Georges Giroux Gallery, at the time a Brussels cultural hotspot. The paintings and works of art that can now be seen take you back to the Russia of the 1901 – 1922 period: from symbolism to avant-garde.

The exhibition is subdivided in four separate parts: «Experiencing the art of painting», «Listening to the art of painting», «Amidst nature» and «Kandinsky and mythology». It is the first time that this collection of 150 works is shown in Belgium. It shows the artistic and intellectual complexity of a true genius who drew inspiration at the same time from the Russian symbolist movement, Greek culture, German metaphysics, orthodox spirituality and esotericism.

Practical informations


Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Rue de la Régence / Regentschapstraat 3
1000 Brussels
+32 (0)2 508 32 11


Tuesday – Sunday : 10:00-18:30


 Tuesday to Thursday
FridayWeekends and public holidays
Adults € 14,5 € 13 € 17,5
Students (-26 with student ID), +65 ans € 12,5 € 11,5 € 15,5
Children (6-18) € 7,5 € 6,5 € 8,5
Family Pack (2 adults + 2 children) € 38 € 35,5 € 45
Extra child on top of family pack € 5,5 € 4,5 € 6,5
Children below the age of 6 accompanied by an adult Free Free Free

For 6 Euro extra you can join a guided tour! Every Saturday, the educational team of the Museums, Educateam, organises a guided tour at 14.30 and 16.30. Booking is obligatory!