Wassily Kandinsky Essay

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As Kandinsky served in the Bauhau art and design school in 1922, he taught students Germany about form and color theory, stating that, "absolute green is the most peaceful color there is: it does not move in any direction, has no overtone of joy or sorrow or passion, demands nothing, calls out to no one" (Kandinsky, Norton Simon Foundation). Wassily Kandinsky ussian-born painter, became one of the leaders of the avant- garde art and is concidered the first modern artist to create pure abstraction in the early 20th century. Wassily Kandinsky was born on December 4, 1866 in Moscow to his musical parents Lidia Ticheeva and Vasily Silvenstrovich Kandinsky, who was a tea merchant. At the age of five, his parents divorced and he moved in with his aunt to Odessa where he learned to play the cello, and piano as well as to paint. Though he had the desire to become an artist, he followed his family 's wishes and became a lawer from the University of Moscow in 1886. As he worked on the position of Moscow Faculty of Law, he married his cousin Anna Chimyakina in 1892 while managing art printing on the side. In 1896, he had a abrupt change in career once he saw the exhibition of the French Impressionist, especially Monet 's Haystacks at Giverny, which was his favorite piece. After that, he moved to Munich to begin his own art career. In Munich, he was accepted into the Munich Academy of the Arts, even though much of his art was self directed. Because of his experience with music, and his interest with color theory, he made the two…show more content…
His painting, Open Green, was one of his works that was created when he was in Germany in 1923. It is one of many of Kandinsky 's well known paintings beacause of his architectural sensitivity and use of color and form. Open Green is an oil on canvas piece that is 38-1/4 x 38-1/4 in. ( or 97.2 x 97.2 cm). This piece did not have a patron, but was created out of his own interest and Open Green in particular was one of his later pieces before his
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