Wassily Kandinsky

Daily I have my meditation, staring at this painting by Wassily Kandinsky, title: “Das bunte Leben” (A Motley Life / C’est la vie) = love and war, joy and oppression, coming and escaping, making music, watching a cat, having a baby…
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Prof. Luigi Frappi had the kind idea to construct a relationship between me and my favorite painting of Wassily Kandinsky
compare:
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Wassily Kandinsky, title “Das bunte Leben”, 1907 – (130 x 162,5 cm)
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frizztext: Kandinsky wanted to represent the archetypal experiences that makes each generation: war and peace, birth and death, grief and festive dance, proximity and distance, the power of a government and their architecture and the observing, fragile distance of the animals (cat and squirrel in this painting). Kandinsky did not believe in a life after death, but to a continuing Next-exist of these archetypal experiences in every human generation.
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related:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wassily_Kandinsky
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http://www.lenbachhaus.de/sammlung/der-blaue-reiter/fruehe-bilder/
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page 127ff:

Click to access Niemeyer-Wasserer_Natascha.pdf


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http://lenbach.gwi.uni-muenchen.de/
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http://www.webshop-lenbachhaus.de/Produkte/Reproduktionen/Kandinsky-Wassily-Das-bunte-Leben-1907-Plakat.html
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http://arthistory.about.com/od/from_exhibitions/ig/kandinsky_retrospective/kandinsky_gugg_0910_01.htm
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http://www.arttattler.com/archivevasilykandinsky.html
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Prof. Luigi Frappi, Italy, impressed by the intensive life in the painting of Wassily Kandinksky, added a dancers’ portrait once shot by my wife Barbara
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11 responses to “Wassily Kandinsky

  1. Yes, all of life in this extraordinarily vibrant work. A marvellous thing to think by, Frizz, and thanks for introducing me to this particular painting.

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  2. vastlycurious.com

    I love the second, tell me please? Are they two separate paintings?

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    • same painting, Luigi Frappi used a crop of the famous painting by Wassily Kandinsky, the topic of Kandinsky’s painting is based on the fairy-tale book illustrator Bilibin, he painted 1899 two illustrations for the Russian fairy-tale “Peryško Finista Jasna-Sokola” (The feather of Finist, the clear hawk)

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  3. I love your painting Frizz. There is so much to see in it.

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  4. A little busy for MY meditating…but, them I am not a musician…I see how you may become quite inspired…Love the photo of you with the painting!This would be great for a new look on your blog…

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    • hi Pat,
      I love EMIL NOLDE too and for some decades I tried to paint in his style.
      Nolde is expressionism, Kandinsky’s painting was the end of impressionism mixed with Russian symbolism…

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  6. Greetings! The painting has the balance and harmony that his abstracts have. Did you see my review of the LA museum exhibit Van G to Kandinsky. It’s interesting the influence Van Gogh had on all the German expressionists.

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  7. coming from late impressionism Kandinsky at first composed the color points of this painting to have a good color balance, then he transformed the color spots to figures – as a tribute to Russian symbolism – the last of his work in this style, then he painted only abstract!!!

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