Kandinsky paintings are the works of art of the notable Russian artist named Vasily Vasilyevich Kandinsky or Wassily Kandinsky for short. Born on December 4, 1866 in Moscow, Russia, Kandinsky was the pioneer of modern abstract painting and expressionist art.
The Wassily Kandinsky paintings were influenced by, first and foremost, Kandinsky’s knowledge of and love for music and spirituality. When he was younger, Kandinsky used to play the piano and the cello. Remarkably, Kandinsky was able to relate his music and such terms as “harmony” into the Kandinsky paintings. Many people had difficulty understanding how Kandinsky was able to pull this off.
Kandinsky views on spirituality and on other theories also shaped his ideas for Kandinsky paintings. Kandinsky’s theoretical knowledge broadened during the years he spent studying law and economics and his experiences teaching law and art. However, in the end, after a few years of law practice, Kandinsky gave up the legal profession to pursue art.
One theory Kandinsky adopted was Theosophy, which proposes that creation is based on a geometrical progression starting from a single point. This contributed a lot to the forms and expressions of the Kandinsky paintings.
Another inspiration for the famous Kandinsky paintings was Fauvism, a method that uses colors subjectively, for instance, to express the artist’s experience; and not objectively, i.e. merely to describe the physical appearance of an object.
To sum up the abovementioned models, the Kandinsky paintings started from being fluid, natural, and free in form. Examples of Kandinsky paintings in this form are Composition VI and Composition VII. This led to the Kandinsky paintings evolving into a form containing geometric shapes in them, such as the ones appearing in Squares Concentric Rings, Composition IX, Composition X and On White II.
Eventually, the Kandinsky paintings transformed into pictographic form or abstraction, which is now known to be the abstract Kandinsky paintings. Among many others, The Blue Rider or Der Blaue Reiter, was also one painting that gained so much popularity. This final state of the Kandinsky paintings gave Kandinsky world prominence coupled with controversy, which remained as his legacy upon his death on December 13, 1944.
Today, people are still fascinated with Kandinsky’s trademark styles apparent in all the Kandinsky paintings, which involve bright colors, geometric shapes, and abstract figures. For Kandinsky art, the abstraction of the Kandinsky paintings gave him freedom and independence, which are otherwise absent from the strict preset rules of the art movement during his time.
People can still see and purchase Kandinsky paintings from various art galleries around the world. To check out the genuine paintings, people might want to visit art centers and museums. For instant copies of Kandinsky paintings, one can download and print pictures and posters of the same, from various websites online.