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Concerning the spiritual in art / Wassily Kandinsky ; translated by Michael T.H. Sadler.

By: Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Original language: German Publication details: Waiheke Island : Floating Press, ©2008.Description: 1 online resource (135 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9781775411543
  • 1775411540
  • 9781775411543
  • 1775411540
Uniform titles:
  • Über das Geistige in der Kunst. English
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 701/.17 22
LOC classification:
  • N68 .U2413 2008eb
Online resources:
Contents:
Part I. About general aesthetic. Introduction -- The movement of the triangle -- Spiritual revolution -- The pyramid -- Part II. About painting. The psychological working of colour -- The language of form and colour -- Theory -- Art and artists -- Conclusion.
Summary: Annotation Kandinsky sees the spiritual life of humanity as a pyramid. The artist must lead the layman to the top of this pyramid through the soulful exercise of art. Kandinsky differentiates between the superficial pleasure art inspires and the inner resonance created when art is considered attentively and allowed to touch the soul. The artist is allowed absolute freedom in order to express their soul's art, but they must not abuse this freedom if they are not expressing a personal inner resonance. Once the artwork is complete, the mystic quality they have poured into it become independent of them and filled with a spiritual breath.
List(s) this item appears in: E-book Holdings for "Christian Theology and the Arts," Uni of Otago: PAST322/MINS414
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Book: Standard Hewitson Library, Presbyterian Research Centre Chrysalis Seed Collection Available Electronic book

"First published in 1911."

Part I. About general aesthetic. Introduction -- The movement of the triangle -- Spiritual revolution -- The pyramid -- Part II. About painting. The psychological working of colour -- The language of form and colour -- Theory -- Art and artists -- Conclusion.

Annotation Kandinsky sees the spiritual life of humanity as a pyramid. The artist must lead the layman to the top of this pyramid through the soulful exercise of art. Kandinsky differentiates between the superficial pleasure art inspires and the inner resonance created when art is considered attentively and allowed to touch the soul. The artist is allowed absolute freedom in order to express their soul's art, but they must not abuse this freedom if they are not expressing a personal inner resonance. Once the artwork is complete, the mystic quality they have poured into it become independent of them and filled with a spiritual breath.

Translated from German.

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