The troubled history of the 20th century brought about an artistic movement that was entirely devoid of anything figurative. This was the Abstract style. It was created by Kandinsky, a Russian painter born in Moscow in 1866.
The Russian Revolution of 1917 laid down rigid rules at all levels. These also affected painting, abolishing anything that was not Realist art that served the Revolution. This forced most Avant-garde Russian artists to emigrate. Kandinsky settled in Munich and in 1911 he founded a group known as The Blue Rider, which was one of the German Expressionist movements. However, in time, Kandinsky ended up moving towards total abstraction. In his book, Concerning the Spiritual in Art, he points out that painting, like music, should arouse feelings in the spectator.
In this work, he has arranged some beautiful colours on the canvas: reds, blues, yellows, greens and blacks - the entire colour range seems to swirl like a merry-go-round, sometimes forming ovals, sometimes triangles or circles, and creating a pleasurable sensation as a whole.
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Text (a) Catalina Serrano Romero
Photo Portrait of Vassily-Kandinsky, 1913 (a) Source: Wikipedia (image in public domain because its copyright has expired and its author is anonymous)
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