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Apparently while yellow warmly moves, blue is coldly inert, the spiritualw expressing a bodily experience, the latter spiritual. In music this is done through rhythm and melody; in painting through color and form.

Wassily Kandinsky Lo Spirituale nell’arte

But those who are blind, or those who retard the movement of the triangle for baser reasons, are fully understood by their fellows and acclaimed for their genius. This is not to say aarte Kandinsky is in favor splrituale pure abstraction. Overall, it is very good; very helpful and prescient by far. Kandinsky wishes to compose on a painting. In any case, he makes a clear, personal case against the popular “art pour l’art”, not because he has an especial dislike of it, but because he imagines a greater, more satisfying art to come.

Nevertheless, I remember being intrigued, and finally fascinated by his work.

The life of the spirit may be fairly represented in diagram as a large acute-angled triangle divided horizontally into unequal parts with the narrowest segment uppermost. He enrolled at the University of Moscow artee chose to study law and economics.

He must live idle; he has an art to perform, and one which often proves a cross to be borne. With academic discipline, he explains the effects of color and form on the very non-academic soul. He went back to Moscow in after World War I started. Return to Book Page. Kandinsky, who was one of the founders of modern art, sets out to confront the crass materialism of his era and the trite art that kkandinsky was producing.

For Kandinsky, the artist is like a prophet, able to see farther, think more deeply, and feel more keenly than ordinary people. Spiritual Revolution was a popular theme throughout the century. Just as musicians do not depend upon the material world for their music, so artists should not have to depend upon the material world for their art.


Theory is the lamp which sheds light on the petrified ideas of yesterday and of the more distant past. Last I checked, “I’m going to pick up this brush and paint until I get lost, and paint some more until I come out the other side. In any composition the material side may be more or less omitted in proportion as the forms used are more or less material, and for them l pure abstractions, or largely dematerialised objects.

This is a fantastic book. And I love his honesty in a footnote where he says, of his colour schema, “These statements have no scientific basis, but are founded purely on spiritual experience. The art that we need for these our troubled times needs to be an apocalyptic art of incarnation. The book also contains large sections on the authors ideas of colour and form.

In the second part, “About Painting,” Kandinsky discusses the psychology of colors, the language of form and color, and the responsibilities of the artist. And it’s not just a little heart-breaking but funny, always funny to encounter his One True Quest towards pure expression conveyed upon such muddy waters.

Paperback80 pages. The whole triangle is moving slowly, almost invisibly forwards and upwards. This, however, is not the same thing as writing a grocery list, even if it’s written on paper covered with vegetables, as a bullet-list. I can’t predict where process will take me, the most I can do is make preparatory drawings as points of departure. Quite successful in his profession—he was offered a professorship chair of Roman Law at the University of Dorpat—he started painting studies life-drawing, sketching and anatomy at the age of kadinsky In it, the artist explains his plans for the ascent of spiritually fulfilling and expressive art that kancinsky mere replication of natural form.

This takes us into a world that predicates spitituale transcendent, but implicitly denigrates the immanent. That’s not to say that he doesn’t also go into simple composition and form versus complex.


And for this reason it is necessary for the artist to know the starting point for the exercise of his spirit. Picked this short treatise up used for cheap. He faults cubism as too intellectual and spiritually lacking, as opposed to inspired abstractions. He then moved to France where he lived the rest of his life, and became a French citizen in These are a bitch, which is my thoroughly unscientific perspective.

Open Preview See a Problem? Kandinsky, in his brief book, proves otherwise. It causes disincarnation, which is another word for death, and so both the material and the spiritual wither. Quotes from Concerning the Sp Like postmodern deconstruction generally, it is all very well to deconstruct, but what about the grace of reconstruction?

But the problem is that he seeks to do this by abstraction, separation.

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Jun 08, P. Later, I saw a special exhibition Theory is the lamp which sheds light on the petrified ideas of yesterday and of the more distant past. In contrast, he says, Cezanne “saw in a tree, a heap of apples, a human face, a group of bathing men or women, something more abiding than either photography or impressionist painting could present.

He must realize that his every deed, feeling, and thought are raw but sure material from which his work is to arise, that he is free in art but not in life.

Concerning the Spiritual in Art by Wassily Kandinsky

That is the true meaning of the word “apocalypse” – to spirituaale and reveal that which has been hidden. Triangles, circles, squares; reds, yellows, blues—all these were like characters for Kandinsky, with their own personalities and temperaments. Discernment and Resistance in a World of Domination – especially the Introduction on pp. It makes some interesting points. His joyful vision cloaks a vast sorrow.