Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily (Vasily) Wassilyevich Kandinsky was born in 1866 in Moscow to well educated, upper-class parents of mixed ethnic origins.

One of the pioneers of abstract modern art, Wassily Kandinsky exploited the evocative interrelation between color and form to create an aesthetic experience that engaged the sight, sound, and emotions of the public. He believed that total abstraction offered the possibility for profound, transcendental expression and that copying from nature only interfered with this process. Highly inspired to create art that communicated a universal sense of spirituality, he innovated a pictorial language that only loosely related to the outside world, but expressed volumes about the artist's inner experience. His visual vocabulary developed through three phases, shifting from his early, representational canvases and their divine symbolism to his rapturous and operatic compositions, to his late, geometric and biomorphic flat planes of color.

Kandinsky's art and ideas inspired many generations of artists, from his students at the Bauhaus to the Abstract Expressionists after World War II.


瓦西里(瓦西里)瓦西里耶维奇康定斯基于1866年出生于莫斯科,受过良好教育,是一个种族混血儿的上流社会父母。 作为抽象现代艺术的先驱之一,Wassily Kandinsky利用颜色和形式之间的令人回味的相互关系来创造一种与公众的视觉,声音和情感相关的美学体验。他认为完全抽象提供了深刻的,超然的表达的可能性,并且从自然界的复制只会干扰这个过程。他创作了一种只与外部世界松散相关的图画语言,并创作了一种关于艺术家内心体验的大量文字,其灵感来源于创造传达普遍的灵性感的艺术。他的视觉词汇通过三个阶段发展起来,从他早期的代表性画布和他们神圣的象征主义转变为他的狂喜和歌剧作品,再到他晚期的,几何的和生物形态的平面颜色。 康定斯基的艺术和创意激发了许多世代的艺术家,从他在包豪斯学院的学生到二战后的抽象表现主义者。


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