||Portrait of an Artist - Kandinsky DVD (1986) |
Leaving behind the representational image, Kandinsky, one of the pioneers, if not the founder, of abstract art, used basic shapes and blocks of color to convey ideas and sensations on the canvas. Here is a look at the famed Bauhaus teacher and leader of the Abstract Impressionists.
Color, form, area - this is the formula of the greatest pioneer of of abstract painting. Kandinsky came to art late in life, but his impact through Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) and Bauhaus paved the way for modern art. In 1913, he created one of the first abstract pictures, the theoretical basis of which was inspired by his essay Uber das Geistige in der Kunst (On the Spiritual in Art). Accompanied by Mussorgsky's Pictures From an Exhibition Labarthe goes on a sensual journey which makes the sound resound with colors and forms.