Sunday, September 20, 2009

A Treat Before Boarding

Just hours from our flight, I had the following lovely response to the Guggenheim's Kandinsky exhibition brought to my attention.

Kandinky's Heirs, by Peter Plagen.
"Painters today take many of these meanings for granted, but it was Kandinsky who first demonstrated that colors, shapes, and lines could convey powerful emotions all by themselves."

Labels: art appreciation, art criticism


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bon Voyage Herr Winkleman!

9/20/2009 07:08:00 PM  
Blogger CAP said...

Of course, very few now believe that colors, shapes and lines can ever be, quite 'all by themselves'.

Painters today may take some things for granted, but they also find there is a lot they can not.

9/21/2009 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Cedric C said...


I can't accept this statement. Others were developing abstract art at the same time as Kandinsky (Kupka, for example). I mean, if there was really a "first one", I bet the first abstract artist would be a matter of weeks of difference.

And what about islamist art and the likes?

Muddy terrain,

Cedric C

9/23/2009 02:20:00 PM  
Anonymous alvaro said...

9/24/2009 09:50:00 AM  

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