Art Wednesday: Wassily Kandinsky
Today's Art Wednesday is not like others I have done before and you may not like them at all. When learning about art one should not ignore modern art and today's artist falls into this category. I first met this artist when I was studying art in Year 12 and I liked him then and I still do today.
Artist: Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)
Considered one of the first pure abstract artists
You will be able to clearly see the difference in his early works compared to his later works - In fact you might find it hard to believe that these are all done by the same artist. Those pieces painted in the early 1900's had a boldness of brush work and a strength that was absent in his very early work. I just love all the colours he uses. This all changed when he moved into the abstract world of art, his works became very detailed and that boldness disappears to be replace by angular lines. But he never lost his love for colour as all his works are full of bold colours.
Odessa Port, 1898
Old Town II, 1902
Houses at Murau on Obermarkt, 1908
Autumn in Bavaria, 1908
Winter landscape, 1909
According to Kandinsky, Composition VII was the most complex piece he ever painted, 1913
Transverse Line, 1923
Composition VIII, 1923
Black Grid, 1922
Composition X, painted during WWII, 1939
Art works from: LINK