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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 M√ľnter
1877 – 1962

Paul Klee: 1879-1940
Co founder of The Blue Rider Group

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.

Arnold Shoenberg: 1874 – 1951
Composer, Painter & Music Theorist

Solomon R. Guggenheim
Art collector and founder of the Guggenheim museum

Kandinsky’s Art Groups & Writings

Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider)

Concerning the Spiritual In Art

Point & Line to Plane


Kandinsky: Compositions
by Magdalena Dabrowski

The Noisy Paintbox
by Barb Rosenstock

The Art Story: Wassily Kandinsky


Seeing Sounds: Kandinsky + Schoenberg

Inventing Abstraction