~ Wassily Kandinsky
When I think of Kandinsky, this work, Squares with Concentric Circles, 1913, is what comes to my mind. It is one of my favorites.
"I applied streaks and blobs of colours onto the canvas with a palette knife and I made them sing with all the intensity I could...."
Russian painter and art theorist.
Kandinsky is credited with painting the first purely abstract works.
|On White II, 1923|
|Composition X, 1939|
"Music was important to the birth of abstract art, since music is abstract by nature—it does not try to represent the exterior world, but expresses in an immediate way the inner feelings of the soul...
In addition to painting, Kandinsky was an art theorist; his influence on the history of Western art stems perhaps more from his theoretical works than from his paintings."
December, 3, 2013
Photo credits: http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/wassily-kandinsky/color-study-squares-with-concentric-circles-1913