Monday, December 13, 2010
Art that makes you say, "huh?"
That's what Wassily Kandinsky was all about.
I mean, what do you think of when you look at this?
I see a dangling, dancing spider; a badger with a kite tail and a little yellow beetle with a paint palette--I've had to personify everything in order to make sense of it.
One of my students likes to say that everything looks like cheese.
In this one, he's probably correct.
Wassily Kandinsky's art may raise eyebrows, but he had an excellent understanding of form.
They even made him a professor. He wrote books and gave hundreds of lectures on the elements of design, the stuff we've been studying for the last few months.
So really, what can we dare to say?
The forms we created today were a little more recognizable.
And a nice wild--excuse me--abstract background of shape, line and color for them to live in.