Wasilly Kadinsky's Theory On Modern Painting

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This is a discursive essay about the main underlying principles of wasilly kadinsky’s works with reference to Clement Greenberg’s theory on Modern Painting,

Introduction/ Biography of Artist

Born in Moscow in 1866, Wassilly Kadinsky whom many consider to be the father of abstract painting was an influential Russian painter and art theorist. He pursued in law and economics teaching and was successful at his career during the late 18th century. Later in life, he would recall being fascinated and stimulated by colour as a child. His fascination with colour symbolism and psychology continued as he grew. Kandinsky believed that colors provoke emotions. Kandinsky's titles often refer to the colors in the composition or to music, for example "improvisation."Kadinsky embarked into the abyss of creativity and began painting studies only at the age of 30.
In 1896, at the age of 30, Kandinsky gave up a promising career teaching law and economics to enroll in the Munich Academy. He was not immediately granted admission, and began learning art on his own. Fortunately for the world of art and all future artist he made a passionate and major career change at this time of his life. He decided to seek a life of art.
That same year, before leaving Moscow, he saw an exhibit of paintings by Monet He was particularly , inspired by
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The broad use of colour in The Blue Mountain illustrates Kandinsky's inclination toward an art in which colour is presented independently of form, and which each colour is given equal attention. The composition is more planar; the painting is divided into four sections: the sky, the red tree, the yellow tree and the blue mountain with the three riders. His later works are more appreciated by Greenberg as his later compositions became more flat indeed that it could contain hardly any recognizable figures as compared to his early

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