Kandinsky and Music

Wassily Kandinsky, Blue Mountain, 1908–09, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Image Source: wikiwand

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  1. Dee says:

    Thank you for sharing this.

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  2. Like Dee, I found this video on Kandinsky’s abstract paintings very fascinating. I’m not numbered among the few of our species who can hear the sounds of colors or vice-versa. But I do experience a strong emotional response to the colors used in paintings and in the real world. I also found it interesting that Kandinsky sought to express the spiritual in his work and even wrote a book about it. I should explore more about Kandinsky and his work. Thanks for this introduction, Sunnyside 🙂

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    1. My pleasure, Rosaliene! I am so pleased you found this interesting, too. 🙂

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  3. Wow. Very different from the other Kandinsky paintings I’ve seen. Although, I can see the connection in terms of colour and abstract shapes.

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    1. I was fascinated to learn how his art evolved – thanks for sharing your thoughts, Chris. 🙂


  4. cindy knoke says:

    Wow! Brilliant. Obviously, this is very personal to a select group of people who notice this. I had to stop and restart the video, again and again. I had such a strong visual/visceral reaction with Kandisky’s colors. I hear in his painting discordent music, jarring notes, colors that are not calming, that are juxtaposed. Harsh. I definitely his feel colors. I am sending this my over devoted, Bayreuth
    Wagner loving husband.
    I don’t hear Bach when I look at Kandinsky. I hear more Tchaikovsky.

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    1. I can identify with your reaction. NOT Bach! 🙂


  5. cindy knoke says:

    Sorry. I definitely feel his colors.


  6. I really enjoyed this video, thanks for posting! I didn’t realize how much I have in common with Kandinsky!

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    1. I am not surprised to hear you say that, Tiffany. Your colors speak, too. 😎

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  7. stolzyblog says:

    Loved hearing about Kandinsky’s search.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Rob. 😎


  8. This is absolutely one of my very favourite the periods of (art) history. That ‘inner necessity’ had such an enthralling influence on expressionism in art. With art, I mean the wonderful paintings by Kandinsky but also the fascinating music by Schönberg. These extraordinary innovators also influenced the choreographer Rudolf van Laban who, as Kandinsky, spoke of ‘inner necessity’. Kandinsky also worked with dancers; there are some wonderful line drawings of Palucca where Kandinsky abbreviated her physical movement into potent lines. These artists were trailblazers; thank you for sharing this work.

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    1. Trailblazers, indeed! Thanks so much for your rich commentary, Yvonne. I am delighted to learn about Kandinsky’s line drawings of Palucca and have added (yet another!) book to my list. Free download: “Engendering Abstraction: Wassily Kandinsky, Gret Palucca, and ‘Dance Curves'” by Susan Funkenstein found at https://www.academia.edu/43696164/_Engendering_Abstraction_Wassily_Kandinsky_Gret_Palucca_and_Dance_Curves_

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      1. Thank you for the link. A fascinating article.

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