Colours of the mind

“Squares with Concentric Circles”

Wassily Kandinsky 1913

Wassily Kandinsky was Russian born, but lived most of his life in Germany and later in France. His early career embraced a number of art movements – Art Nouveau, Fauvism, Blaue Reiter and Surrealism. His innovation and vision lead to Walter Gropius appointing him to teach painting within the German Bauhaus School. Kandinsky is one of the first artists to adopt Abstraction. Later in his career this style became his signature and ultimately his legacy. It appears that Wassily suffered from Synesthesia, which is the seeing of colours related to specific sounds, emotions or activities. This 1913 work was an attempt to capture this experience. It gives an insight into how and why the leap into abstraction was made. #seemehearmetouchme #letsmakelemonade

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