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Kandinsky Time

Kandinsky Time

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!


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Guest 08-Jan-2009 14:01
lovly
Sebastian09-Oct-2008 17:41
Your image makes a net to trap the viewer. It is tricky...so simple and so complex at the same time. Crossing lines...red, black and white...non so abstract feelings...it is Kaninsky time. Or should I say Mondrian pathway too?
Sebastian
Bernd Koenemann21-Jun-2008 06:41
Very clean design in the style of "de stijl".
samo 13-May-2008 19:39
i think your final piece is really good but takes more resemblance to piet mondrian
Xavi Barneda18-Nov-2007 13:05
Excel.lent work!!! V
Guest 22-Oct-2007 22:06
this is an amazing piece of art I think i might be it for halloween
analyse 13-Sep-2007 15:17
this website stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Chris Sofopoulos29-Mar-2007 09:21
Famous and very good painter Oleg!
Beautiful photo.
René Gysi27-Mar-2007 10:38
Simple and great composition! V
Petros Labrakos27-Mar-2007 04:54
simple and effective
excellent done!
regards
gavia_immer27-Mar-2007 03:43
Great luminosity; strong graphical image.