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But the problem is that he seeks to do this by abstraction, separation. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

He went back to Moscow in after Spiritaule War I started. His purpose is laudable. I most enjoyed his breakdown of color theory, setting antitheses of white and black obviyellow I’m finally getting around to reading Wassily Kandinsky’s Concerning the Spiritual in Art.

La facilidad que tiene para definir los colores y las emociones que producen en el espectador es algo kandisky no creer. It makes some interesting points. That is at any rate the case at present. Where does all this leave us today, in99 years after first publication of Kandinsky’s little book in German?

In it, the artist explains his plans for the ascent of spiritually fulfilling and expressive art that surpasses mere replication li natural form. The whole triangle is moving slowly, almost invisibly forwards and upwards.

With academic discipline, he explains the effects of color and form on the very non-academic soul. 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 substituted pure abstractions, or largely dematerialised objects.


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 A powerful, lucid manifesto by Kandinsky, the famous Russian Expressionist, calling for the artist to proceed inward to cultivate the abstract expressions of the inner spirit and away from material representation.

It is to reveal the spiritual and make it visible anew “towards the close of our already dying epoch” p. For Kandinsky, the artist is like a prophet, able to see farther, think more deeply, and feel more keenly than ordinary people.

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What are works of art, if not a genuine internal cry artists? Aug 29, Mel rated it liked it Shelves: I guess I always thought art was beyond words. I came away from that exhibit with my interest in Kandinsky re-confirmed, and now I can say that he is one of my favorite 20th century artists. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that in addition to his obvious mastery as a painter, Kandinsky was also an accomplished and logical writer.

Open Preview See a Problem? Plus, I found completely stimulating just by reading his description of contrasting colors, their antagonisms and synthesis. This has a social function, for “each period of culture produces an art of its own which can never be repeated”. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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

Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. Indian art in that term. Consistent with his Russian Orthodox background, Kandinsky says, “We are seeking today for the road which is to lead us away from the outer to the inner basis.


Ultimately, “If the artist be priest of beauty”, then she has “a triple responsibility to the nelo I agree with most of it, and he brings out kandinky of the more important points Kandinsky offers in his book.

Thus, “The more abstract is form, the more clear and direct its appeal. His spirituality is not an incarnational one, where the Spirit interpenetrates and quickens matter, but a dualistic one, where they can be separated or “abstracted”.

Concerning the Spiritual in Art by Wassily Kandinsky

He faults cubism as too intellectual and spiritually lacking, as opposed to inspired abstractions. The starting point is the study of colour and its effects on men. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

To Kandinsky, Art’s function is to reveal the spiritual. And we need art, in the full artistic and theological senses of these words, to “magnify” and “illuminate” what incarnational spirituality looks like.

He painted the ‘treeness’ of the tree Timothy rated it really liked it.

Other colours are considered too, and described with pithy statements.