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Copy of Wassily Kandinsky
Transcript of Copy of Wassily Kandinsky
Houses in Murnau on Obermarkt
Born in Moscow, December 1866
Claude Monet, Haystacks
Wassily Kandisky, Old Town
Kandinsky's father was a businessman who ran a tea factory.
During grammar school, Wassily played many instruments and learned to draw with a drawing coach.
Following his parent's wishes, he went to the University to become a lawyer.
After working as a lawyer for 3 years, Wassily decided to devote his life to becoming a painter.
At that time, he had had two new experiences:
He attended a performance of Richard Wagner's opera,
He viewed Claude Monet's painting,
What changed it all?
Moved from Moscow to Germany to paint
What did Kandinsky see?
Objects as Shapes
Very few fine details
MORE bright colors
Even LESS detail
Then it was...Time for a Change!
Another word for abstract is NON-OBJECTIVE.
Non-objective art has no recognizable objects or symbols that look real.
Non-objective art looks like nothing more than shapes, lines, and colors unless you look closely and try to imagine the feeling you get from looking at it.
Kandinsky is considered to be one of the "inventors" of abstract painting.
Kandinsky was no longer painting exactly what he saw, but
shapes to represent what he saw.
Kandinsky & Music
Kandinsky loved painting to music.
During his later years, he titled his paintings the way a composer would title a musical composition.
Kandinsky felt that the sounds being made in the music represented their own lines, shapes and colors. He was simply translating the music into a visual form.
This allowed us to see and feel the music as he did.
Kandinsky and Abstract Expressionism
Kandinsky paved the way for a new group of artists, the ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISTS.
This movement started in the early 1940's and lasted until the mid 1960's.
Many modernist artists fled Europe to the United States during World War II.
This group of artists influenced the American artists and for the first time, Paris was not the center of the art world, New York was.
This group of artists focused on expressing their own personal emotions using spontaneous lines, shapes and colors.
Abstract Expressionism - 2 Groups
Artwork is characterized by quick painterly strokes, spontaneous color placement and abstract design.
(Action Painting– Actual dripping and flicking of paint onto the canvas.)
Major Artists within the Gestural Group:
Willem De Kooning
characterized primarily by large fields of flat, solid color spread across the canvas.
Major Artists within the Color Field Group:
1. Allow music to inspire you and help you set the mood just like Kandinsky.
2. Express each of the emotions/feelings using the elements of line, shape, value, space, texture, form, and color.
3. Composition must be completely abstract.
4. Consider what types of lines, shapes and colors would represent each type of emotion.
Fold your paper like this.
1. PEACE / HARMONY
2. FEAR / CHAOS
3. HAPPINESS / JOY
4. SADNESS / LONELINESS
5. ENERGY / EXCITEMENT
6. ANGER / FRUSTRATION
At the bottom center of each rectangle, print each of the following emotion/feeling combinations in small print. You will have rectangles left over.