Wassily Kandinsky an Abstract Expressionist
May 26, 2010
Wassily Kandinsky was born in Moscow (1866-1944)
He learned cello and piano from young age.
He studied law and economics and got his PHD.
He wrote concerning the spiritual in art.
He taught art at Bauhaus in Weimar Germany.
He was part of a group named The Blue Rider.
He married twice and Gabriele Munter, a Painter, was his big love.
Kandinsky lived his life fully and he was a handsome man.
“Everything starts from a dot”. Kandinsky
“The impact of the acute angle of a triangle on a circle produces an effect no less powerful than the finger of God touching the finger of Adam in Michelangelo”. Kandinsky
Black and Violet
“The major exhibition on ‘ The Path to Abstraction’ was held in Britain, it met with mix of praise and hostility, ridicule of theosophy and simplified reliance on the theory of synthanaesia, the ability to see music”. Dr. Janet Mckenzie
“Art is a power that should be aimed at developing the soul. If art does not do this job, the abyss that separates us from God is left Without a bridge”. Paulo Coelho, writer
“I really believe that I am the first and only artist to throw not just the ‘subject’ out of my paintings, but every ‘object’ as well”. Kandinsky
Two Green Points
“He expresses drama, destruction, complex relationships, candid beauty, courage and redemption through exquisite orchestrations of colour and line, like no other artist before or since”.Dr. Janet Mckenzie
“The more frightening the world becomes…the more art becomes abstract”. Kandinsky
“Some day, Kandinsky will be the best known and best loved of men”. Diego Rivera, painter
In The Bright Oval
References and sources
Studio International, Dr. Janet Mckenzie (deputy editor) sited at 5/ 22/2010
Wasilly Kandinsky- painting 1896-1944. sited at 5/22/2010
Paulo Coelho’s Blog sited at 5/23/2010
Kandinsky by Ulrike Becks-Malorny
The Painter’s keys quotes by kandinsky 5/24/2010
Music Pixar’s up soundtrac