Color is a power which directly influences the soul.
Colors produce a corresponding spiritual vibration, and it is only as a step towards this spiritual vibration that the elementary physical impression is of importance.
The artist must be blind to distinctions between 'recognized' and 'unrecognized' conventions of form, deaf to the transitory teaching and demands of his particular age. He must watch only the trend of the inner need, and hearken to its words alone.
The word composition moved me spiritually and I made it my aim in life to paint a composition. It affected me like a prayer and filled me with awe.
Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, and the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.
That is beautiful which is produced by the inner need, which springs from the soul.
Everything starts from a dot.
All quotations by Wassily Kandinsky (1866 - 1944), a Russian painter credited with painting the first purely abstract works.
They make me happy. I hope they make you happy, too.
Ignorant art person, I am, but I love colors and the movement in the works you posted.ReplyDelete
Kandinsky's art touches something within me. I love the color.ReplyDelete
Kandinsky was so very influential in the field of Modern Art, the work of so many contemporary artists can show a nod in his direction.
The strength of colour and movement in his paintings is very energising in our view. Yes, his work really does speak to the very soul of one's being.
They Dance On My Eyes In A Pleasing Way ;)ReplyDelete
Awe!....for the man and his work.ReplyDelete
Oh, they do, they definitely do. Thank you again for such a visual feast. Not to mention an intellectual one.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous. They make me happy, too. I do love color.ReplyDelete
I had no idea that Kandinsky was the first to paint abstract art! That is so cool.
Each of his paintings brings out a different feeling... a different reaction... not always happiness, but always stimulating and comfortable at the same time.ReplyDelete
I'm more a realist in art. I see thinks differently, but these paintings bring strong emotions and I like that... maybe because of the strong colors.
Thanks for introducing us to this painter. I learn something every time I come to your blog.
Nope. Not my cuppa. There's a sharp edge to them that slashes in my chest...clashes in my head. The colors--I do love color. The last one is easier to take. Softer.ReplyDelete
Art is subjective. ;)
Yes, they do indeed make me happy and colour can be such an anti-depressant. But sometimes, I can see the wider picture better with just shades of grey. Now you have started me thinking again - as usual.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for all your responses, from the way they dance on Tony's eyes in a pleasing way, to Rita's "not my cuppa," I'm so glad you all give me your thoughts and feelings. And yes, it is so very subjective.I loved what he had to say about color in art, as it shows that there are no boundaries brought on by one's country, gender, nor the time in which one lives, but that color reaches the inner need, no matter where we find ourselves; it was his response to the idea of color touching one's soul, however it's defined, that so entranced me.ReplyDelete
As DJan said, you offered us today both a visual and an intellectual feast. Thank you.
Kandinsky's color is jewel-like. It reminds me of stained glass widows in its luminosity.
And his writing reveals a passion for what he is doing. I've felt that passion for writing and it can so carry us forward through both light and dark times.
Teresa -- I do like abstract but for some reason unknown to me I am not fond of Kadinsky. All I see is turmoil in his works. I know that he is appreciated my many and that is good as we all have our own emotions towards art -- some negative some positive and some in-between. Your post was good as it brought out emotions and perhaps that is what Kadinsky is all about. -- barbaraReplyDelete
I am learning not to be so closed-minded about different kinds of art and music. Thank you SO much for introducing me to this art. I like it!ReplyDelete
this made me think of playing with my watercolors and letting them complete a drawing.ReplyDelete
All art is about bringing out emotions, whatever they may be. And abstract does this even more so, because it's all emotion. Color itself is emotions. IMO. I was also reminded of childhood drawings... Mmmmm, now you've given me an idea, Steve. :)ReplyDelete
I admire Kandinsky's composition and use of color. It doesn't necessarily make me happy. In nearly every piece, there is one significant field of color that I find jarring and less than cheerful. But he probably was expressing something more complicated than "cheerful." So yes, I celebrate his work. Thanks for this great exhibit.ReplyDelete
Definitely more complicated than just happy, I would say. Happy is just my word to describe an overall feeling, but they evoke a gamut of emotions really, with celebratory among them. Thanks, Nancy.ReplyDelete
Totally awesome. I couldn't agree more. Love this post. You remind me of me ;)ReplyDelete
Will, There are definitely strong similarities. ;)ReplyDelete