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Kandinsky & Mondrian
Transcript of Kandinsky & Mondrian
Born: Moscow December 4 1866
Musically inclined as a child; Played the cello and piano
At age 30 moved to Munich to study painting and drawing
As a child it was notable that he was interested in Color
Graduated with Honors from Law School
Entered a prestigious Art school in Munich and became a part of the Bauhaus movement
He moved back to Russia during World War I
Moved back to Germany and taught at the Bauhaus School until 1933
He gained German Citizenship but had to escape during World War II
His art was confiscated by the Nazi's and displayed as Degenerate Art
Kandinsky Died in France, December 13 1944
"Color is the keyboard,
the eyes are the harmonies,
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."
– Wassily Kandinsky
Yellow, Red, Blue
"Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition
and for colors, and that you be a true poet. This last
"The deeper the blue becomes, the more strongly it calls man towards the infinite, awakening in him a desire for the pure and, finally, for the supernatural The brighter it becomes, the more it loses its sound, until it turns into silent stillness and becomes white."
On Blue, His favorite color
Born on March 7th, 1872
In Amersfoot Netherlands
Before becoming a Full-Time painter he was a Teacher
Radically influenced by artists of many different movements
Des Stijl Movement
Death: February 1, 1944
Best known works
"Still life with Ginger Pot"
"Pier and Ocean"
Mondrian and 3 other painters founded the art periodical and movement of De Stijl
"Advocated the complete rejection of pictorial language"
This is when his most famous series of paintings came about
"Broadway Boogie Woogie"
"Composition in Red, Blue, and Yellow"
moved to the city in 1940
The life of the City really inspired him
He died before fishing his last piece Titled "Victory Boogie Woogie"
noun ( sometimes initial capital letter ) Fine Arts.
the theory and practice of the de Stijl group, chiefly characterized by an emphasis on the formal structure of a work of art, and restriction of spatial or linear relations to vertical and horizontal movements as well as restriction of the artist's palette to black, white, and the primary colors.
on abstract art and spirituality
Klütsch, Christoph. "The Point As Transmedia Transaction: Remarks On Kandinsky's Aesthetics And The Notion Of Life." Technoetic Arts: A Journal Of Speculative Research 10.2/3 (2012): 351-357. Academic Search Premier. Web. 16 Apr. 2013.