by Nina Baldwin

cloud catcher*dream maker*artist

"Art touches the soul...art is communication...it reaches out from the canvas and passes through the eyes of the viewer right into his heart where it can leave an imprint of beauty that can make the spirit sing."
Nina Baldwin ...

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Wassily Kandinsky - Concerning the Spiritual in Art

I am reading the book, Concerning the Spiritual in Art, by Wassily Kandinsky. Sometimes it feels a little difficult to read, but I guess I have finally gotten to a place where I think I understand it...and although I may not agree with everything Kandinsky writes, I do agree with his beliefs that color and form affect the soul...that these things set off a vibration in the spirit which resonates with the viewer...and that the artist who wishes to communicate with the viewer on a deeper level, that desire for outward expression is the impulse defined as the "inner need."

I'll be posting quotes and thoughts on the subject by Kandinsky in the next week or so...I hope you enjoy this journey! By the way, are you aware of the 5 postings I did on Kandinsky starting with April 12, 2009? You may find them interesting...a little about his life...enjoy!!

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