Journey with Kandinsky
“The more frightening the world becomes, the more art becomes abstract.”
Wassily Kandinsky (1866 – 1944)
To the Russian painter known as the father of abstract art, painting is a spiritual expression that loses essence if one was to copy its elements from the outside world. For that, he incorporated geometric shapes and vibrant colors into his works, and named many of them “Compositions” being highly influenced by music and its abstract language.
Starting from 19th century Realism, Kandinsky was influenced by Impressionism, Pointillism and the unrealistic colors of European Expressionism, leading him to inspire Abstract Expressionism later on.