11 x 14 Oil painting on Canvas
Art within Art Masters Interiors Series
I just love Kandinsky! Imagine Hearing music when seeing colors!!! This is a rare condition but does exist. I have added some info on this below so now when you view Kandisky's work you will have a better understanding of it. Who knows, maybe you will hear music too!
I had a lot of fun using clear glass tables and getting the patterns and colors to show through. I was surprised when I found a few landscapes / skycaps that he did so decided to use one for the window scene. The floor and the back wall are also my impression of a couple of his works. He is always so colorful and happy in his work. A fun little boom box portrays a bit of music in the room....of course!
Synesthesia is a neurological condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. People who report such experiences are known as synesthetes. Recently, difficulties have been recognized in finding an adequate definition of synesthesia as many different phenomena have been covered by this term and in many cases the term synesthesia ("union of senses") seems to be a misnomer.
Kandinsky, Wassily, Russian in full VASILY VASILYEVICH KANDINSKY (b. Dec. 4 [Dec. 16, New Style], 1866, Moscow, Russia--d. Dec. 13, 1944, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Fr.), Russian-born artist, one of the first creators of pure ab straction in modern painting.
Born in Moscow in 1866, Kandinsky spent his early childhood in Odessa. His parents played the piano and the zither and Kandinsky himself learned the piano and cello at an early age. The influence of music in his paintings cannot be overstated, down to the names of his paintings Improvisations, Impressions, and Compositions. In 1886, he enrolled at the University of Moscow, chose to study law and economics, and after passing his examinations, lectured at the Moscow Faculty of Law. He enjoyed success not only as a teacher but also wrote extensively on spirituality, a subject that remained of great interest and ultimately exerted substantial influence in his work.
Kandinsky, himself an accomplished musician, once said “Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.” The concept that color and musical harmony are linked has a long history, intriguing scientists such as Sir Isaac Newton. Kandinsky used color in a highly theoretical way associating tone with timbre (the sound's character), hue with pitch, and saturation with the volume of sound. He even claimed that when he saw color he heard music.
"I applied streaks and blobs of colors onto the canvas with a palette knife and I made them sing with all the intensity I could..."