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ISBN: 1618950282 / ISBN-13: 9781618950284

Concerning the Spiritual in Art

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Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was one of the most influential painters of the twentieth century, and "Concerning the Spiritual in Art" is universally ... Show synopsis

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  • Concerning the Spiritual in Art (Bibliotech Press) – Trade paperback (2012)
    by Wassily Kandinsky

    Concerning the Spiritual in Art

    Trade paperback, Bibliotech Press
    2012
    English
    87 pages

    ISBN: 1618950282
    ISBN-13: 9781618950284

    In Concerning the spiritual in art, Kandinsky compares the spiritual life of humanity to a large triangle similar to a pyramid; the artist has the task and the mission of leading others to the top by the exercise of his talent. The point of the triangle is constituted only by some individuals who bring the sublime bread to other people. It is a spiritual triangle which moves forwards and rises slowly, even if it sometimes remains immobile. During decadent periods, souls fall to the bottom of the Triangle and men only search ... Show more

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Reviews of Concerning the Spiritual in Art

Overall customer rating: 4.000
Michael D

Probably Not a Good Read for the Casual Art Lover

by Michael D on Jan 14, 2011

To me Kandinsky's book is probably of most use and interest to an art historian (which I am). The title might fool you if you're looking for, well, sort of the more familiar poetic ideas about art being moving and transcendent and something close to religion. Not to say those aren't valid takes on art--they obviously are--but the book probably won't satisfy you in that way.. It was directed mainly at other artists and at critics and theorists of art (at the time). It can definitely be a little tedious, like an old textbook or manual. Not exactly bestseller material. The book is very much a product of its time, an extremely idealistic European artworld before and during World War I. Much early modern art was almost intoxicated (kind of touchingly at times) with its own imagined possibilities for evolving the human species.. Kandinsky was a perfect example.

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