Kandinsky

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Why Kandinsky chose to make abstract art

With his abstract forms and bold colors, Wassily Kandinsky was a revolutionary. Hated by the Nazis, he not only painted, but taught other artists to …

Art History

Lessons We Can Learn from Kandinsky

As a new gallery of Kandinsky's work opens in New York, we examine key lessons that can be learned from the legendary painter and art theorist<p>The …

Artists

Helen Mirren on Vasily Kandinsky

Van Gogh to Kandinsky

Pollard Willows at Sunset (Saules au coucher du soleil)<p>Vincent van Gogh<p>1888<p>Oil on canvas mounted on cardboard. Kröller Müller Museum, Otterlo, The …

Artists

9 Things You Didn't Know About The Artist Wassily Kandinsky

Today is the birthday of Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky, a man whose abstract art made history in the 20th century and whose name continues to stump English speakers long after his death. The beloved painter and printmaker -- celebrated with a Google Doodle today -- would be blowing the candles …

Artists

Wassily Kandinsky at 148: a revolutionary Google Doodle star

The great abstract artist’s paintings are spiritual symphonies that reveal hidden truths and speak directly to our senses and feelings<p>The fascinating thing about Wassily Kandinsky, whose 148th birthday has got him a Google Doodle today, is how seriously and carefully he evolved from figurative …

Artists

Kandinsky, Mondrian, Munch & Fleming Entered Public Domain in 2015 — But Welles, Achebe, and “Purple People Eater” Didn’t

As you faithful readers of Open Culture know, we love nothing more than when important works of humankind fall into the public domain. According to …

Literature

Art Preview: 'Kandinsky in Paris'

The last period of Wassily Kandinsky's life is often considered of little significance to the art world. He was living in Paris during the Second World War and he had taken on yet a new artistic style, often painting scattered biomorphic figures on panels of textured wood (as other materials were …

Create Your Own Abstract Art With This Interactive Kandinsky Painting

Wassily Kandinsky’s 1932 painting <i>Decisive Pink</i>, like much of the early abstract painter’s work, is fun to look at. The titular pink rectangle on the left contrasts with a bright yellow background, and is covered in mysterious squiggly lines, some resembling stick figures, envelopes or sailboats. …