Wassily Kandinsky “Quotes” | Russian Abstract Artist (1866-1944)

June 7, 2009

Wassily Kandinsky “Quotes”

An empty canvas is a living wonder… far lovelier than certain pictures.

Everything starts from a dot.

How can German music not be represented by an article?

The artist must train not only his eye but also his soul.

There is no must in art because art is free.

Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky (Russian: Васи́лий Васи́льевич Канди́нский, Vasilij Vasil’evič Kandinskij, first name pronounced [vassi:li]; 4 December [O.S. 4 December] 1866 – 13 December 1944) was a Russian painter, and art theorist. He is credited with painting the first modern abstract works.[citation needed]

Born in Moscow, Kandinsky spent his childhood in Odessa. He enrolled at the University of Moscow and chose to study law and economics. Quite successful in his profession—he was offered a professorship (chair of Roman Law) at the University of Dorpat—he started painting studies (life-drawing, sketching and anatomy) at the age of 30.

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