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Wassily Kandinsky
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Wassily Kandinsky, The Artists
Portrait of Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky was a Russian artist born on December 16, 1866. Kandinsky contributed to the Early Modernist movement, worked in Germany and France and died on December 13, 1944.

Every work of art is the child of its age and, in many cases, the mother of our emotions.

Concerning the Spiritual in Art — Part 1 1910

A first encounter with any new phenomenon exercises immediately an impression on the soul.

Concerning the Spiritual in Art — Part 2: About Painting 1910

Untitled (First Abstract Watercolor), Wassily Kandinsky

Untitled (First Abstract Watercolor) 1910

Composition 5, Wassily Kandinsky

Composition 5 1911

Romantic Landscape, Wassily Kandinsky

Romantic Landscape 1911

Watercolor 6, Wassily Kandinsky

Watercolor 6 1911

Improvisation 28 (second version), Wassily Kandinsky

Improvisation 28 (second version) 1912

Composition 6, Wassily Kandinsky

Composition 6 1913

Composition 7, Wassily Kandinsky

Composition 7 1913

Portrait of Nina Kandinsky, Wassily Kandinsky

Portrait of Nina Kandinsky 1917

Circles in a Circle, Wassily Kandinsky

Circles in a Circle 1923

Composition 8, Wassily Kandinsky

Composition 8 1923

On White II, Wassily Kandinsky

On White II 1923

Untitled, Wassily Kandinsky

Untitled 1923

Yellow Red Blue, Wassily Kandinsky

Yellow Red Blue 1925

Several Circles, Wassily Kandinsky

Several Circles 1926

Dominant Curve, Wassily Kandinsky

Dominant Curve 1936

Violet-Orange, Wassily Kandinsky

Violet-Orange 1936

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Concerning the Spiritual in Art, Recommended Reading

Kandinsky saw artwork as emerging from the subconscious, a breadcrumb trail of spiritual truths that if followed, would lead us up the metaphysical pyramid to transcendence. Big stuff, worth a read.

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