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Slide Show from 4/23/12 to introduce Kandinsky, the inspiration for our Musical Line unit.

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  1. 1. WASSILY KANDINSKY THE INNER NECESSITY OF ART Objects damage pictures. Wassily Kandinsky
  2. 2. *Born Dec. 4 1866 in Moscow, Russia - died1944 in France.*His parents both played instruments andencouraged his creative nature. As a childhe took private drawing lessons and andlessons in piano and cello, but he chose tostudy law at university. Vassily Kandinsky
  3. 3. Becoming an artistAt the age of 30, Kandinskydecided to study art…He spoke of two main eventsprovided the motivation tochange his chosen career pathand embrace his artisticsensibilities:1. An exhibit of French impressionists in Moscow.1. Seeing Wagner’s Lohengrin at the Moscow Royal Theatre
  4. 4. He specifically recalls the impact that Monet’s Haystack paintingshad on him: Claude Monet, Impressionist Painter, Haystacks (Midday) (1981)“It was from the catalog I learned this was a haystack. I was upset I had not recognized it.I also thought the painter had no right to paint in such an imprecise fashion.”
  5. 5. Impressionism is a kind of painting that depictslight bouncing off of objects. Claude Monet, Impressionist Painter
  6. 6. Richard Wagner, composer “ I saw all my colors in my mind’s eye. Wild lines verging on the insane formed drawings before my very eyes.” -Kandinsky
  7. 7. Klänge The “inner sounds” of Kandinsky’s art… "Color is the key. The eye is the hammer. The soul is the piano with its many chords. The artist is the hand that, by touching this or that key, sets the soul vibrating automatically.” -Kandinsky
  8. 8. At first hepainted brightlandscapes. Cemetery and Vicarage in Kochel. 1909. Oil on cardboard.
  9. 9. Gabrielle Munter
  10. 10. Kandinsky’s painting of hisstudent, Gabrielle Munter who later became his lover.
  11. 11. Kandinsky became famous for his abstract works . Untitled (First Abstract Watercolor). 1910
  12. 12. Study for "Composition II".1910. Oil on canvas
  13. 13. Improvisation 26 (Oars). 1912. Oil on canvas
  14. 14. Composition VI. 1913. Oil on canvas.
  15. 15. Picture with White Border. 1913. Oil on canvas
  16. 16. In Blue. 1925. Oil on canvas
  17. 17. Composition VIII. 1923. Oil on canvas.
  18. 18. Other Abstract Expressionists The function of the artist is to express reality as felt. Robert Motherwell
  19. 19. Abstract Expressionistic art uses the elements of art and principles of design to express something that has no form or image, like emotions, concepts, thoughts.
  20. 20. Action painting: Jackson Pollock
  21. 21. Color Field painters: Mark Rothko