WassilyKandinsky  
 
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Russian-born artist, one of the first creators of pure abstraction in modern painting. After successful avant-garde exhibitions, he founded the influential Munich group Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider; 1911-14) and began completely abstract painting. His forms evolved from fluid and organic to geometric and, finally, to pictographic ( e.g., Tempered Élan, 1944). Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1994 Kandinsky, himself an accomplished musician, once said Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul. The concept that color and musical harmony are linked has a long history, intriguing scientists such as Sir Isaac Newton. Kandinsky used color in a highly theoretical way associating tone with timbre (the sound's character), hue with pitch, and saturation with the volume of sound. He even claimed that when he saw color he heard music.
7 Selected Statements
      Worktype Info Year Country Admin
Autumn in Bavaria Fine Art Painting Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris 1908 Russia Edit
Improvisation 7 Fine Art Painting Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow 1910 Russia Edit
Composition V Fine Art Painting Private collection 1911 Russia Edit
Composition VII Fine Art Painting Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow 1913 Russia Edit
Composition VIII Fine Art Painting Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 1923 Russia Edit
Contrasting Sounds Fine Art Painting Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris 1924 Russia Edit
Composition IX Fine Art Painting Musee National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris 1936 Russia Edit