Friday, January 4, 2008

Yes, Kandinsky!

Vassily Kandinsky, Composition X, 1939 130cm X 195cm

The mystery painter was Vassily Kandinsky. Congrats Dave! (aka Stlukesguild).
With the shift in my style to somewhat more abstract I have actually been reading art books, not just looking at the pictures. Kandinsky gradually abandoned recognizable forms and perspective in favour of powerful colour and dynamic compositions. He felt recognizable objects harmed his pictures and limited his freedom. Paintings should grow out of what he called "inner need" not any external model. The artist's voice and his soul is the source of inspired painting.
I'm not sure if my soul was at work on this piece below but I was certainly able to abandon perspective and objects. And I had a lot of fun doing it, that has to be good for the soul!

Composition 1, 30in X 30in

11 comments:

JafaBrit's Art said...

I definitely believe in trusting my inner voice and sometimes I wonder where the heck it is taking me lol! But along the way the journey has be fabulous. I think your painting is very rich :) I think when we trust our inner voice it shows in our work, there is an authenticity about it.

Kathleen Valentine said...

Saw your link on Wet Canvas so thought I'd stop by. Very nice! I'll look forward to reading more.

Thanks.

Carole Foret said...

Awesome painting! You did this abstract? Or is it a Kandinsky? :)

Carole Foret

Copernicus said...

I look forward to more of your work. You may be interested in a film recently completed about Kandisnky and now released on DVD called "Kandinsky and the Russian House". It is a chronicle of Kandinsky's time in Muncih and also in Moscow. For more information have a look at www.copernicusfilms.narod.ru

Copernicus said...

Liked your work. You may be interested ina new film about Kandinsky out on DVD called "Kandinsky and the Russian House" It chronicles Kandinsky's time in Munich and also Moscow. For more information take a look at www.copernicusfilms.narod.ru

Thanks
Michael

Linda Blondheim said...

I like your abstracts. Very nice work.
Linda Blondheim

www.lindablondheimartnotes.blogspot.com

Hennie (Artmosphere) said...

Hi Carol, yup the abstract("Composition 1") is mine. The first one worth showing. Abstract is not as easy as I thought, but it is so easy to create junk! I still don't plan these well, seemed more effective to do this in my representational work.

René PleinAir. said...

Good luck with your show, together with Sally!

Have fun!

Lisa Purcell said...

I love your work. The atmosphere in the landscapes is amazing. Poignant feeling.

Lisa Purcell said...

I love your work. The atmosphere in the landscapes is amazing. Poignant feeling.

Lisa Purcell said...

I love your abstract work. I love the use of line to guide the viewer's eye in this piece. The incomplete circles are a nice touch. Nice edges.