Wassily Kandinsky An ABSTRACT artist

Who is Wassily Kandinsky?

Picture of Wassily Kandinsky during 1913 or earlier

Wassily Kandinsky is a Russian painter that is famous for his abstract works. He is credited with painting one of the first recognised purely abstract works.

Picture: Odessa Opera Theatre

Early Life

Kandinsky was born in Moscow and spent most of his childhood in Odessa, where he graduated at Grekov Odessa Art School. He enrolled at University of Moscow, studying law and economics. Successful in his profession, he was offered a professorship at the University of Dorpat.

He began to paint at the age of 30.

Picture: City of Munich

Late Life

In 1896, Kandinsky settled in Munich, studying first at Anton A┼żbe's private school and then at the Academy of Fine Arts. He returned to Moscow in 1914, after the outbreak of world war 1. He was unsympathetic to the official theories on art in Communist Moscow and decided to return to Germany in 1921. There, he taught at the Bauhaus School of Art and Architecture from 1922 until the Nazis closed it in 1933. He then moved to France, where he became a French citizen and lived there for the rest of his life. There, he also produced some of his most amazing art pieces. He died at Neuilly-sue-Seine in 1944.

Artistic Periods

Dominant Curve, painting by Wassily Kandinsky

Kandinsky' creation of abstract work followed a long period of development and maturation of intense thought based on his artistic experiences. He called this devotion "inner beauty, fervour of spirit and spiritual desire".

Some of Kandinsky's artwork

Composition Vll by Wassily Kandinsky (1913)

What I don't like about this piece of art is that it looks too rough and too busy, especially in the centre. What I do like about it is that Kandinsky painted the same family of colours or opposite colours adjacent to each other, giving it more contrast.

Decisive Pink by Wassily Kandinsky (1932)

I really like this piece because i noticed that there is a pattern. The pictures on the top are pointing up while the ones and the bottom are pointing downwards. The colours also match each other.

On White ll by Wassily Kandinsky (1923)

I don't really like this painting as I feel the centre is too crowded, it should be more spread out and the colours are too similar and unattractive, making it not stand out.

Colour is a means of exerting direct influence on the soul.
The artist must train not only his eye but also his soul.
There is No Must in art because art is free. -Wassily Kandinsky

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