Wassily Kandinsky (Dec 16, 1866-Dec 13, 1944) was a Russian painter, printmaker, and art theorist. As one of the most famous 20th-century artists, he is credited with painting the first modern abstract works. Kandinsky believed that color could be used in a painting as something autonomous and apart from a visual description of an object or other form. According to him, any artwork is successful if it: (1) arises from an internal necessity of the artist and (2) if the artist's original impulse is evoked in the viewer by means of the artwork and the viewer's reception. I could see many things in common between his famous Compositions... (Composition #VIII , 1923 particularly) and this modest work of mine - lines, angles, colors and overall abstract look.
However, Kandinsky itself was not the main purpose of this work - this similarity came to me later. Initially I was trying to end-up with visual representation of time as a concept. While keeping it without any bold and iconic subjects like clocks. Also trying not use a serial of images (or collages). But it is appeared to be really difficult and... I have failed. Failed because I was forced to return to the analog clock dials. However, now it has turned out a bit different - very minimalistic in style and abstract, as a true concept should be. In addition, the black square around the main image compliments to this look even more (Black Square on White Ground by Kasimir Malevich, 1914-1915). Interesting enough that the large circles are not presented here but our mind assumes the opposite once everyone understands it is just a part of a round clocks’ dial. This compensates the luck of circles, which so fascinated Wassily Kandinsky (Several Circles, 1926).
This image is the first one from the series of eight, but IMHO - the best one. The rest of series could be easily found on my web site. Thanks for looking!