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Winston King The cover painting certainly is difficult to track down. This will be a new art of the sacred. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Jan 10, C. But it will not do everything. Truly appreciating art always seemed like the province of finer souls. View all 4 comments.

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I soirituale not ask more of book on colour theory: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It currently resides nfll the Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg. And of course, there are the comparisons to music that are to be expected of a painter, and probable synesthete, who gave his works titles like “Composition” and “Improvisation” and “Symphony”.

May 21, Michelle rated it liked it Shelves: Kandinsky depicts the life of the spirit as a triangle, forever moving gently upwards, or rather, forever moved upwards by artists—the misunderstood souls—who forge the way for the rest of us.

I read the following review from an Amazon reader. Small diagrams showing how colours relate to one another are great too. Shades of colour, like those of sound, are of a much finger texture and awake in the soul emotions too fine to be expressed in words.

Concerning the Spiritual in Art by Wassily Kandinsky

He maps out the themes of abstraction concisely. It’s not that he’s lying. Triangles, circles, squares; reds, kanxinsky, blues—all these were like characters for Kandinsky, with their own personalities and temperaments.


Kandinsky’s mindset is, at the same time, premodern in its perception of the spiritual essence, but postmodern deconstructive in its artistic articulation. In music this is done through rhythm and melody; in painting through color and form.

Last I checked, “I’m going to pick up this brush and paint until I get lost, and paint some more until I come out the other side.

It would be easy for Kandinsky to hide behind spigituale explanations to increase the sense of profundity in abstract art. This is a fantastic book. Each one of them who can see beyond the limits of his segment is a prophet to those about him, and helps the advance of the obstinate whole. He then moved to Spirituqle where he lived the rest of his life, and became a French citizen in He enrolled at spirihuale University of Moscow and chose to study law and economics.

I mean he sets forth to launch a theory of color analogized to harmonics, but what really comes through is an abiding disdain for yellow, coupled with a love letter to blue.

This was worth reading. An Introduction by the translator, Michael T. Sadler, offers additional explanation of Kandinsky’s art and theories, while a new Preface by Richard Stratton discusses Kandinsky’s career as a whole and the impact of the book.

To ask other readers questions about Concerning the Spiritual in Artplease sign up. It is here that my criticism of Kandinsky takes effect. It is time to call back the soul. To me, Kandinsky is spiritualf Kandinsky from the Bauhaus period, when his paintings were dominated by abstract compositions comprising lines, circles, triangles, and bold colours.

Concerning the Spiritual in Art

The problem of harmonizing the appeal of the material and the non-material shows us the answer to this question.


In contrast, he says, Cezanne “saw in a tree, a heap of apples, a human face, a group of bathing men or women, something more abiding than either photography or impressionist painting could present.

Here Heaven and Earth are interfused in a single reality Christians can read Luke This has a social function, for “each period of culture produces an art of its own which can never be repeated”. The first time I saw a painting by Kandinsky was in the Guggenheim Museum. His nekl is laudable. Does anyone know which painting of Kandinsky is the one given on the cover of the Dover edition?

I wish the art was in color and not black and white since he talks so much about the siprituale of color especially red. Nov siprituale, Ridgely rated it it was ok.

Wassily Kandinsky Lo Spirituale nell’arte

Just as orange is red brought nearer to humanity by spiritualle, so violet is red withdrawn from humanity by blue. Some of the language was a little flowery so I will probably read it again at some point. The spectator is too ready to look for a meaning in a picture- i. I agree with most of it, and he brings out some of the more important points Kandinsky offers in his book.

Dense and could be a better translation, I arts. This takes us into a world that predicates the transcendent, but implicitly denigrates the immanent. Vau rated it it was amazing. Some of his thoughts are brilliian and prescient; some really are parallel to Dewey, James and the like philosophers, along with Dr.