Author Topic: Favorite Art Works of Members  (Read 777 times)

Golden Oxen

  • Administrator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 396
  • Location: Boston
    • View Profile
Re: Favorite Art Works of Members - Wassily Kandinsky
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2019, 04:14:56 pm »

   "The sound of colors is so definite that it would be hard to find anyone who would express bright yellow with base notes, or dark lake with the treble."

-Wassily Kandinsky

                                                      Autumn in Murnau

                                                             White sound   

                                                                Winter Landscape

                                                        Improvisation 31 (Sea Battle)   

                                                            Contrasting sounds

  The creator of the first modern abstract paintings, Wassily Kandinsky was an influential Russian painter and art theorist. In his youth, he studied law and economics at the University of Moscow, and was later hired as a professor of Roman law at the University of Dorpat in Estonia. He was 30 years old when he began his studies in painting, focusing on life drawing, sketching, and anatomy, at the University of Munich.

He was not immediately accepted into the school as an art student, and so in the meantime he began learning art by himself, gaining artistic insight from Monet’s Haystacks and Richard Wagner’s composition Lohengrin. He was also influenced by the teachings of anthroposophy