🎂🎉❤️ Today is Wassily Kandinsky's 156th Birthday! Hermitage honors the most significant Artist of Expressionism. pic.twitter.com/2ITeUL6MWB
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Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was a Russian artist and art theorist. He is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of abstract art and is credited with painting one of the first purely abstract works. Kandinsky was born in Moscow and studied law and economics before turning to art. He was deeply influenced by the works of Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne, as well as by the Russian folk art tradition. In 1896, he enrolled in the Munich Academy of Fine Arts, where he studied under Anton Ažbe.
Kandinsky was a member of the Blue Rider movement, a group of artists who sought to express emotions and ideas through color and form rather than through representational imagery. He believed that abstract art could be a powerful means of communication and that it could evoke feelings and emotions in the viewer. Kandinsky’s work was deeply spiritual, and he often used color and form to convey feelings of spirituality and transcendence.
Throughout his career, Kandinsky produced a wide range of abstract works, including paintings, prints, and drawings. His most famous works include “Composition VII,” “Improvisation 28,” and “On White II.” Kandinsky’s work has had a profound influence on the development of abstract art, and he is considered one of the most important figures in the history of modern art.