Kandinsky's Quest

Kandinsky's Quest

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This book studies Vasily Kandinskya€™s (1866-1944) pre-1908 figurative art that formed the basis for his later abstractions. It analyzes many published and unpublished facts of the artista€™s life and work and brings together numerous historical comparative data from painting, literature, the social sciences, ethnography, folklore, esthetics, and philosophy. This study penetrates deeply into Kandinskya€™s inner world and breaks new ground by interpreting the artista€™s enigmatic early imagery as his personal many-layered symbolism that expresses his complex personality, his internal responses to Russian and Western European life and culture, and his quest for spiritual truths.The interiors of peasant houses were decorated by carving and painting whose images and motifs were similar to those ... in brightly colored, free ornaments.71 In his diary, Kandinsky sketched a corner of a table, probably in a Zyrian house, anbsp;...

Title:Kandinsky's Quest
Author:Igor Aronov
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2006


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