sARTurday w/ Kandinsky

 

It’s sARTurday again and today we’re taking a look at this beautiful work of art:

kandinsky.comp-8Kandinsky, Composition VIII  1923; Oil on canvas; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Kandinsky was born in 1866 in Moscow Russia and died in 1944 in France. He is credited as a leader in avant-garde art as one of the founders of pure abstraction in painting in the early 20th century.

“Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another purposely, to cause vibrations in the soul.”
–Vasily Kandinsky, The Effect of Color, 1911

Vassily-KandinskyKandinsky took up the study of art in earnest at age 30, moving to Munich to study drawing and painting. A trained musician, Kandinsky approached color with a musician’s sensibility. An obsession with Monet led him to explore his own creative concepts of color on canvas, which were sometimes controversial among his contemporaries and critics, but Kandinsky emerged as a respected leader of the abstract art movement in the early 20th century. (Source: biography.com)

Click here to read more about the artist.

 

Miruna B.

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