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Kandinsky

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January 25, 2018

” A painter, who finds no satisfaction in mere representation, however artistic, in his longing to express his inner life, cannot but envy the ease with which music, the most non-material of the arts today, achieves this end. He naturally seeks to apply the methods of music to his own art. ” Vasily Kandinsky

Vasily Kandinsky’s Art Friends

Gabrielle Münter
1877 – 1962
https://nmwa.org/explore/artist-profiles/gabriele-m%C3%BCnter
https://www.wikiart.org/en/gabriele-munter

Paul Klee: 1879-1940
Co founder of The Blue Rider Group
http://www.theartstory.org/artist-klee-paul.htm

Walter Gropius: 1883 – 1969
Founder of the Bauhaus School in Weimar

Franz Marc: 1880 – 1916
Developed a theory of color symbolism that he used in his work. Famous for his stylized, meditative paintings with animals in nature as a central focus. Co-Founder of The Blue Rider Group.
http://www.theartstory.org/artist-marc-franz.htm

Arnold Shoenberg: 1874 – 1951
Composer, Painter & Music Theorist
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Schoenberg

Solomon R. Guggenheim
Art collector and founder of the Guggenheim museum
http://www.theartstory.org/museum-guggenheim.htm

Kandinsky’s Art Groups & Writings

Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider)
http://www.theartstory.org/movement-der-blaue-reiter.htm

Concerning the Spiritual In Art
http://www.wassilykandinsky.net/book-concerning_the_spiritual_in_art.html

Point & Line to Plane
http://www.wassilykandinsky.net/book-pointlinetoplane.html

Bibliography

Kandinsky: Compositions
by Magdalena Dabrowski
https://www.moma.org/documents/moma_catalogue_448_300063127.pdf

The Noisy Paintbox
by Barb Rosenstock

The Art Story: Wassily Kandinsky
http://www.theartstory.org/artist-kandinsky-wassily.htm

Synesthesia
https://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/syne.html

Seeing Sounds: Kandinsky + Schoenberg
https://www.artsy.net/article/ibiayi-seeing-sounds-kandinsky-plus-schoenberg

Inventing Abstraction
https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2012/inventingabstraction/?artist=40