Wassily Kandinsky

Kandinsky, born in Russia, settled in Munich to become an artist. There he became the center of the expressionist group "Blauer Reiter." He was probably the first to make abstract paintings. Ask us about his life and work here.

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Wassily Kandinsky

What year was Farbstudie Quadrate painted?

I am also looking for the answer and I don't know, but I do know that Wassily Kandinsky lived from 1866 - 1944, he was a 20th century abstact painter and mainly used oil on canvas.

Kandinsky was born in Moscow, Russia, and died in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, in his studio.

He mainly painted in abstract form and some times impressionism.

He mainly used oil on canvas, but other times sketched or used water colors.

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What did Vassily Kandinsky call his spontaneous exercises in painting?

improvisations

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What is the birth country of Wassily Kandinsky?

Wassily Kandinsky's birth country was Moscow

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What is a good quote about Kandinsky?

It is generally accepted that Wassily Kandinsky was the first abstract painter and in that, he was very much ahead of his time.

A short and typical quote by Kandinsky himself: "

The artist must train not only his eye, but his soul"

from: "On the Spiritual In Art", Wassily Kandinsky, 1912

More quotes by Kandinsky may be found using the link.

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How much are Vassily Kandinsky's paintings worth?

aproxamitely in 2011 about 2.5million aus dollars

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What was Wassily Kandinsky's illness?

Tone-colour Synaesthesia. Tone-Colour Synaesthesia is when a person listenes to music and a certain colour will come to mind. People often disagree on which colour certain sounds are as its different for everybody.

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Who inspired Michelangelo's paintings?

The people who commissioned them. The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, for instance, was commissioned by Pope Julius II.

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Who did Wassily Kandinsky work with?

He worked with Franz Marc, and composer Arnold Schoenberg and Paul Klee.

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What was Wassily Kandinsky's favourite color?

It was gold I think

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What are facts on Kandinsky?

Wassily Kandinsky was born in Moscow, on December 4th, 1866. His parents both played piano, so he was encouraged to learn how to read and play music at an early age. Young Kandinsky played cello and piano, and even though we know him best as a painter, music has always been the main inspiration behind his work. When he was only 5 years old,, his parents divorced, so he moved in with his aunt in Odessa, continuing to play music, and learning to paint; but the gifted young man did not choose to study art or music when he later enrolled at Moscow University, choosing instead the "safer" fields of Economics, Politics, and Law. During his years at the university, Kandinsky explore spirituality through writing. He also taught at the Moscow Faculty of Law. For Kandinsky, the arts were no more than a hobby.

It wasn't until 1896 that Kandinsky decided to seriously study art. The sudden change in his life had been triggered by his interest in the work of Monet, an artist who's work has had a profound impact on many others. Kandinsky was fascinated by the impressionist artist's style, as he had never before seen paintings which weren't meant to perfectly imitate reality. Kandinsky studied in Munich, under Anton Azbé, sketching, anatomy and life drawing. He then studied under Franz von Stuck, then moved on to found and the avant-garde Phalanx exhibiting society, and write about art. His administrative skills served him well as director of the Phalanx exhibiting society, while his writings about spirituality had prepared him for his works about color theory.

Kandinsky was a synaesthete, meaning that he could see sound as color, and vice versa. His writings on color theory sometimes bordered on the mystical, as his own interpretations and visual impressions took on almost paranormal qualities. In 1906, Kandinsky settled in Paris with his mistress, and Gabriele Münter, who was also a talented art student. A year later, the two were separated, and Kandinsky suffered a nervous breakdown, and relocated to Bavaria, so he could lead a quiet life, and concentrate on his art. Kandinsky experimented with color and minimal composition, eschewing reality from his work. Like music, his paintings were renderings of emotional states, and while it is easy to feel sadness when looking at an image of a tragic scene, Kandinsky's work would communicate the same feelings without incorporating representational elements.

Kandinsky's work was shown in galleries across Europe, and while there was never anything in the paintings themselves that would be shocking to the public, the sheer abstract nature of his work would stir controversy. One could say Kandinsky gave birth to abstract art.

Kandinsky returned to Munich in 1908, bristling with creative energy. A year later, he founded the New Artists Association of Munich, and creating many abstract glass paintings based on musical elements. He also published another book on Spirituality, this time in relation to art, and he wrote several plays and poems. Along with New Artists Association, Kandinsky was also a member of the Blaue Reiter (a.k.a. Blue Rider), which he founded with fellow artist Franz Marc, and was also a member of the Bauhaus movement with composer Arnold Schoenberg and Paul Klee . Kandinsky was involved in many movements, learning and experimenting with words, music, and painting.

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When didWassily Kandinsky write his treatise on Abstract Art?

Kandinsky published his Über das Geistliche in der Kunst(Concerning the Spiritual in Art) in 1911.

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What was Wassily Kandinsky's middle name?

HIs full name was Vasilij Vasiljevitj Kandinskij. After moving to Germany he spelled his last name Kandinsky.

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What was Wassily Kandinsky's technique?

Mostly oil paint on canvas.

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Who was Kandinsky?

Wassily Kandinsky

The Russian painter and graphic artist Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was one of the great masters of modern art and the outstanding representative of pure abstract painting that dominated the first half of the 20th century.

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What was Wassily Kandinsky's birthday?

December 4, 1866

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In the movie Six Degrees of Separation what was Sutherland's quote from Kandinsky?

It's not a quote from Kandinsky; it's just a description of the Kandinsky painting, which sets up the main theme of the play (chaos and order, two sides, two faces, of the same thing). And it's actually Paul who says it (Will Smith's character), not Flan (Sutherland's character), although Flan/Sutherland may have repeated it during the course of the play/movie.

Anyway, the line is "The Kandinsky! -- that's a double. It's painted on either side," during the scene in which Paul bursts into their apartment, all bloodied up. And then again at the very end of the play: "The Kandinsky's painted on two sides."

Sutherland's character does claim to quote Kandinsky during a cocktail party and I've been looking for the exact verbiage myself. It goes something like this: "It is clear that the choice of object that is one of the elements in the harmony of form must be decided only by a corresponding vibration in the human soul."

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When did Wassily Kandinsky start painting?

When he came to Munich in 1896.

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Where did Wassily Kandinsky gather inspiration from?

Music has always been the main inspiration in his work, he played the Cello and Piano at a young age. Both of his parents also played piano so he was encouraged to read and play music from an early age.

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What was Wassily Kandinskys first job?

teacher

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Wassily Kandinsky - Why did he do the work he did?

He foumd that paintings can be more beautiful without a realistic subject.

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What is Wassily Kandinsky's art style?

Wassily Kandinsky's style is a unique one. He used shapes that no one had really used before. He mixed abstract shapes with geometric ones, shedding a whole new light on abstract work. No one has ever done what he has. Any painting you have seen of his is a masterpiece!

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What was Kandinsky's most famous work?

what is kandinsky's most famous work ?

he is most famous for the joydadus work it is a art texture .

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What was kandinskys real name?

Wassily Kandinsky :) x

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What was Wassily Kandinsky's last picture?

It was called "Last Water Colour" and made in 1944 tjhe same year he died.

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What is the painting 'Several Circles' by Kandinsky made of?

Oil paint on canvas.

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