Thursday, October 3, 2013

Wassily Kandinsky, Swinging, 1925, Oil on Board

I chose to do Wassily Kandinsky's Swinging, done in 1925.  It is an "oil on board" painting.  I decided on this picture because I enjoyed how the artist interrelated all the different shapes and colors and how they he had them come together.  Kandinsky viewed non-descriptive, abstract art as ideal in order to express his human emotions and ideas.  He also viewed painting as a spiritual activity and in painting these geometric shapes with many colors he was able to show his inner spirit.  In the painting lines area major element used to create certain patterns that add to the force of the shapes.

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