Monday, March 22


Two distinct experiences prompted Wassily Kandinsky to change careers and become a painter in Münich.

One, he saw Monet's Haystack series at an Impressionist exhibition in 1895 and was intrigued by how the focus was entirely on color and composition rather than subject matter.

Two, while attending a Wagner concert in 1896, he observed how music could elicit such a strong emotional response without connection to any recognizable subject.

He decided painting should be as abstract as music.

His woodblock prints are our absolute favorite.

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