One of my favorite masters is Wassily Kandinsky. I first met his art at the Guggenheim in New York. His work was large and presented in a ground floor display. Kandinsky was one of the early pioneers of abstract art, and even today his work is distinctive. Like most artists his work morphed with time and various influences.
I particularly like the work he did in the 1920’s . During that time he used a lot of negative space with well organized colorful shapes interacting as if they are in a well-rehearsed dance.
When my art group announced an upcoming exhibit dedicated to art inspired by the masters, I knew I had to have a go at Kandinsky. This image titled, “Inspired by Kandinsky: Jazz”, reflects the dance I see in his images and plays tribute to his use of color and negative space. It was fun to create and the colorful interplay brought happiness to my heart.
Who is your favorite master, and have you ever paid tribute to his/her work?
“Inspired by Kandinsky: Jazz” now on display with the Visual Art League of Lewisville North Hallway exhibit at the Lewisville Grand, 100 N. Charles through June 5.
If you want to research some of Kandinsky’s work check out these…
- Several circles, 1926,
- Soft Hard, 1927
- Composition VIII Invitations
- Delicate Tension No. 85