Wassily Kandinsky: tiny snippet

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Wassily Kandinsky (1866 - 1944) was a Russian-born painter who believed he could hear the sound that colors made.  He believed in synaesthetic experiences:  where two or more senses are unusually affected at the same time, especially regarding a marriage of color and sound.  

In 1913, Kandinsky completed Squares with Concentric Circles.  Below, I've interpreted just one little square of a circle from the painting. 



Kandinsky was a prolific art theory writer with many excellent quotes.
Here are just a couple bright gems:

"The artist must train not only his eye but also his soul."

"There is no 'must' in art because art is free."

"Everything starts from a dot."


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