Concerning the Spiritual in Art Book PDF

Concerning the Spiritual in Art

  • Author : Wassily Kandinsky
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Release Date : 2021-06-16
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9780486847535

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"A pioneering work in the movement to free art from its traditional bonds to material reality, this book is one of the most important documents in the history of modern art"--

Concerning the Spiritual in Art and Painting in Particular  An Updated Version of the Sadleir Translation  Book PDF

Concerning the Spiritual in Art and Painting in Particular An Updated Version of the Sadleir Translation

  • Author : Wassily Kandinsky
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-07-09
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 161427665X

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Concerning the Spiritual in Art and Painting in Particular An Updated Version of the Sadleir Translation Book Description :

2014 Reprint of 1947 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. An updated version of the Sadleir translation, with considerable re-translation by Francis Golffing, Michael Harrison and Ferdinand Ostertag. Published in 1912, Kandinsky's book defines three types of painting; impressions, improvisations and compositions. While impressions are based on an external reality that serves as a starting point, improvisations and compositions depict images emergent from the unconscious, though composition is developed from a more formal point of view. Kandinsky compares the spiritual life of humanity to a pyramid-the artist has a mission to lead others to the pinnacle with his work. The point of the pyramid is occupied by few great artists. It is a spiritual pyramid, advancing and ascending slowly even if it sometimes appears immobile. During decadent periods, the soul sinks to the bottom of the pyramid; humanity searches only for external success, ignoring spiritual forces. This edition contains a new introduction by Nina Kandinsky, his widow, providing Kandinsky's own corrections and additions for a new edition that never appeared in his lifetime. She has also written for this edition a memoir of Kandinsky's development.

Concerning the Spiritual in Art Book PDF

Concerning the Spiritual in Art

  • Author : Wassily Kandinsky
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1947
  • Genre : Aesthetics
  • Pages : 95
  • ISBN : UOM:39015013642510

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Concerning the Spiritual in Art Book PDF

Concerning the Spiritual in Art

  • Author : Wassily Kandinsky
  • Publisher : Kessinger Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 133
  • ISBN : 1607785684

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Concerning the Spiritual in Art - Originally published in 1911, 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 forward and rises slowly, even if it sometimes remains immobile. During decadent periods, souls fall to the bottom of the Triangle and men only search for the external success and ignore purely spiritual forces.OCo Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia."

Wassily Kandinsky Book PDF

Wassily Kandinsky

  • Author : Wassily Kandinsky
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2010-06-01
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN : 1453627421

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Wassily Kandinsky Book Description :

All art students are advised to read "Concerning the Spiritual in Art," a short masterpiece by Wassily Kandinsky. This classic best explains the concepts that lead to abstract painting in the modern era Kandinsky recognized the connection between music and painting. He also suggested that artists free themselves from the material world so that they can express their inner impulses. Thus the abstract painting requires contemplation to reveal its meaning. Furthermore, the meaning may be a projection of the inner life of the viewer as much as it is the inner life of the artists. This concept is not new to music but it certainly was new to painting in 1911. Once considered a radical idea, the spiritual aspect of abstract art is now a given in culture. Wassily Kandinsky offers some very insightful comments regarding his contemporaries, recognizing Matisse as the 20th century master of color and Picasso as the 20th century master of line. He faults them both, however, for not making the final step toward complete abandonment of the physical world. In "Concerning the Spiritual in Art," Kandinsky also asserts that imitative painting of other eras was a deadly trap for the artist, yet responding to the eternal call of the unconscious forces in an earlier period of art history was a valid area of exploration. Kandinsky believed that art progressed, that artistic concepts built on each other and that there was a triangle of artistic conception that moved forward to some end point, yet to be discovered. Kandinsky warns against pattern painting, which he thought would lead to monotony and away from spirituality. Every artist owes it to themselves to read "Concerning the Spiritual in Art." Though short, this book is the classic on which much art history, philosophy, and practice has been based.

Concerning the Spiritual   and the Concrete   in Kandinsky   s Art Book PDF

Concerning the Spiritual and the Concrete in Kandinsky s Art

  • Author : Lisa Florman
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-26
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9780804789233

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Concerning the Spiritual and the Concrete in Kandinsky s Art Book Description :

This book examines the art and writings of Wassily Kandinsky, who is widely regarded as one of the first artists to produce non-representational paintings. Crucial to an understanding of Kandinsky's intentions is On the Spiritual in Art, the celebrated essay he published in 1911. Where most scholars have taken its repeated references to "spirit" as signaling quasi-religious or mystical concerns, Florman argues instead that Kandinsky's primary frame of reference was G.W.F. Hegel's Aesthetics, in which art had similarly been presented as a vehicle for the developing self-consciousness of spirit (or Geist, in German). In addition to close readings of Kandinsky's writings, the book also includes a discussion of a 1936 essay on the artist's paintings written by his own nephew, philosopher Alexandre Kojève, the foremost Hegel scholar in France at that time. It also provides detailed analyses of individual paintings by Kandinsky, demonstrating how the development of his oeuvre challenges Hegel's views on modern art, yet operates in much the same manner as does Hegel's philosophical system. Through the work of a single, crucial artist, Florman presents a radical new account of why painting turned to abstraction in the early years of the twentieth century.

Concerning the Spiritual in Art Book PDF

Concerning the Spiritual in Art

  • Author : Wassily Kandinsky
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1970
  • Genre : Aesthetics
  • Pages : 91
  • ISBN : UVA:X000768673

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Concerning the Spiritual in Art Book PDF

Concerning the Spiritual in Art

  • Author : Wassily Kandinsky
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-02-26
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 62
  • ISBN : 9798604714720

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Concerning the Spiritual in Art Book Description :

A pioneering work in the movement to free art from its traditional bonds to material reality, this book is one of the most important documents in the history of modern art. Written by the famous nonobjective painter Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), it explains Kandinsky's own theory of painting and crystallizes the ideas that were influencing many other modern artists of the period. Along with his own groundbreaking paintings, this book had a tremendous impact on the development of modern art.Kandinsky's ideas are presented in two parts. The first part, called "About General Aesthetic," issues a call for a spiritual revolution in painting that will let artists express their own inner lives in abstract, non-material terms. Just as musicians do not depend upon the material world for their music, so artists should not have to depend upon the material world for their art. In the second part, "About Painting," Kandinsky discusses the psychology of colors, the language of form and color, and the responsibilities of the artist. An Introduction by the translator, Michael T. H. Sadler, offers additional explanation of Kandinsky's art and theories, while a new Preface by Richard Stratton discusses Kandinsky's career as a whole and the impact of the book. Making the book even more valuable are nine woodcuts by Kandinsky himself that appear at the chapter headings.

Concerning the Spiritual in Art   The Original Classic Edition Book PDF

Concerning the Spiritual in Art The Original Classic Edition

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Tebbo
  • Release Date : 2012-03-01
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1743470819

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Concerning the Spiritual in Art The Original Classic Edition Book Description :

Kandinsky spent a lifetime painting in search of the spiritual. His body of work was his philosophical opus, provoked initially by the prodigious philosophical works of Madame Blavatsky, founder of the Theosophical Society, in which she introduced the Western world--and Kandinsky--to Eastern philosophies. Kandinsky believed that art had a duty to be spiritual in nature, an expression of 'inner need, ' as he came to call it. He called 'art for art's sake' a 'vain squandering of artistic power.' This book was both his call to artists to meet their obligation to humanity and his attempt to define and explain color and form in its relation to expressing the message of the soul. The 1910s was surely the most exciting, radical, innovative and genuinely NEW period in the history of all the arts, writing, music, painting, cinema, dance. it was also one of the few periods when creative frenzy was escorted by critical might, and is almost as famous for its artistic collectives, its '-isms', its iconoclasms and its spectacularly aggressive, wipe-the-slate-clean manifestoes as it is for any one artwork produced. Today, however, there aren't many of these manifstoes that possess more than quaint historical value. Kandinsky's 'Concerning the Spiritual in Art' is one, and probably to our own shame, speaks as loudly to us today as it did to the artist's contemporaries. A cry against all that is bogus or a dead-end in art - the bourgeois-currying; the trend-following; the excessively materialistic, naturalistic or representational; art in which formal invention is not matched by emotional power - the book demands a return to spirituality in art in an age where a godless faith in science has resulted in a soulless culture. Kandinsky is the artist who said that 'Art was close to religion', and his concept of painting is heavly bound up with his Russian orthodox upbringing (as well as later exposure to theosophy). One does not have to be a card-carrying mystic, however, to recognise th

Concerning the Spiritual in Art Book PDF

Concerning the Spiritual in Art

  • Author : Wassily Kandinsky
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1947
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 91
  • ISBN : OCLC:5272592

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Concerning the Spiritual in Art Book PDF

Concerning the Spiritual in Art

  • Author : Wassily Wassily Kandinsky
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-05-22
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 1546846344

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Concerning the Spiritual in Art Book Description :

It is no common thing to find an artist who, even if he be willing to try, is capable of expressing his aims and ideals with any clearness and moderation. Some people will say that any such capacity is a flaw in the perfect artist, who should find his expression in line and colour, and leave the multitude to grope its way unaided towards comprehension. This attitude is a relic of the days when "l'art pour l'art" was the latest battle cry; when eccentricity of manner and irregularity of life were more important than any talent to the would-be artist; when every one except oneself was bourgeois.The last few years have in some measure removed this absurdity, by destroying the old convention that it was middle-class to be sane, and that between the artist and the outer-world yawned a gulf which few could cross. Modern artists are beginning to realize their social duties. They are the spiritual teachers of the world, and for their teaching to have weight, it must be comprehensible. Any attempt, therefore, to bring artist and public into sympathy, to enable the latter to understand the ideals of the former, should be thoroughly welcome; and such an attempt is this book of Kandinsky's.

Concerning The Spiritual In Art Book PDF

Concerning The Spiritual In Art

  • Author : Wassily Kandinsky
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2020-03-21
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 58
  • ISBN : 9798624895140

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Concerning The Spiritual In Art Book Description :

Every work of art is the child of its age and, in many cases, the mother of our emotions. It follows that each period of culture produces an art of its own which can never be repeated. Efforts to revive the art-principles of the past will at best produce an art that is still-born. It is impossible for us to live and feel, as did the ancient Greeks. In the same way those who strive to follow the Greek methods in sculpture achieve only a similarity of form, the work remaining soulless for all time. Such imitation is mere aping. Externally the monkey completely resembles a human being; he will sit holding a book in front of his nose, and turn over the pages with a thoughtful aspect, but his actions have for him no real meaning.There is, however, in art another kind of external similarity which is founded on a fundamental truth. When there is a similarity of inner tendency in the whole moral and spiritual atmosphere, a similarity of ideals, at first closely pursued but later lost to sight, a similarity in the inner feeling of any one period to that of another, the logical result will be a revival of the external forms which served to express those inner feelings in an earlier age. An example of this today is our sympathy, our spiritual relationship, with the Primitives. Like ourselves, these artists sought to express in their work only internal truths, renouncing in consequence all consideration of external form.

Concerning the Spiritual in Art Book PDF

Concerning the Spiritual in Art

  • Author : Wassily Kandinsky
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Genre : Aesthetics
  • Pages : 95
  • ISBN : 9781465534088

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Concerning the Spiritual in Art Book PDF

Concerning the Spiritual in Art

  • Author : Wassily Kandinsky
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1970
  • Genre : Aesthetics
  • Pages : 91
  • ISBN : OCLC:1005314960

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Reclaiming the Spiritual in Art Book PDF

Reclaiming the Spiritual in Art

  • Author : Dawn Perlmutter
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2016-01-01
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 9781438415895

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Reclaiming the Spiritual in Art Book Description :

Examines the role of the sacred in art and makes a compelling case for its continued contemporary relevance.

Daamhua  the New Spiritual in Art from Korea As the Re Configuring Force of Contemporary Art Book PDF

Daamhua the New Spiritual in Art from Korea As the Re Configuring Force of Contemporary Art

  • Author : Kai Hong
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2015-01-28
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN : 1507756879

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Daamhua the New Spiritual in Art from Korea As the Re Configuring Force of Contemporary Art Book Description :

Characterizing the situation in global contemporary art as that of the quagmire of nihilistic endless 'endgame' of the 'possibility of pervasive fradulence' (in Statley Cavell's words), Kai Hong presents a group of new artists from Korea as representing a new spiritual in art, capable of overcoming the Nihilism pervasive throughout the global institution of the'contemporar' art. The author takes issue with Arthur Danto's (and others like Hal Foster et al of the so-called International Centers of Art in New York and Paris) version of "Art after the End of Art" as intellectually dishonest attempts at globe-wide ultural Domination from the same hegemonic centers of Power --the same power centers of international finance and politicval economy-- ensconced in New York, London and Washington DC. Agreeing with Francois Jullien of France, the author suggests that the recovery of the forgotten artistic ideal from Ancient East Asia and their reformulation, custom-designed for the spiritual needs of the 21st Century is what is needed and precisely such new art is emerging from Korea, of all places. Rejecting Arthur Danto's notion of Art-after-the-End-of-Art as having been poorly argued, Author characterizes the situation of 'Contemporary Art' worldwide as mired in Nihilism of the passive kind, borrowing Nietzsche's term. Arguing that exhausted Western Grammar of Thinking which gave birth to the Modernity is intrinsically unable to overcome that Nihilism, it is mere intellectual fraud and hypocrisy to even talk of Post-modernity or Post-Colonialism or Multiculturalism. Kandinsky called for New Art --the art born of the Artist's inner necessity-- to overcome Western Nihilism in his Manifesto "Concerning The Spiritual in Art." Only the Arts animated by spiritual breath can overcome the contemporary nihilism pervasive in the Arts that go by the name of 'Contemporary Art'. Kai argues that Kandinsky had right ideas but failed to think through it and come up with the right kind of Ar