Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday Feature: Wassily Kandinsky

Composition 7 by Wassily Kandinsky

Kandinsky is considered most famous as a founder of the abstract movement.  He allowed for symbolic images to drop from his work depicting only non-representational shape and color.  His goal was to communicate emotion through color exemplified by the painting above.

Color provokes a psychic vibration.
Color hides a power still unknown but real,
which acts on every part of the human body.

And that is all cool, influential stuff...
but honestly my favorite Kandinskys are his works just before he hit abstraction... when there was still a hint of a human form or a landscape.  What can I say- I love the more Fauve-ish Impressionism greater than the later forms of Expressionism.
Personal taste.

White Sound by Wassily Kandinsky

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