Wassily Kandinsky

“To start off some of my initial research for my FMP project I have been looking into different artists who have used art in different ways to express music, emotions and sound. The journeys which music can take us and the health benefits found. “

Introducing WK

Being one of the most inspiring artists Wassily Kandinsky is one of the greatest pioneers of abstract modern art. He uses art in ways to express music, emotions, sound and vision using a sharp colour palettes. He has always been a strong believer of creating design pieces communicating which is known as a universal sense of spirituality and the artists inner experiences. In my experience and knowledge of Kandinsky I feel he is an artist who is very much in touch with his feelings, an artist who expresses his personality linking his work to everyday situations and  human emotions. We deal with emotions on a daily basis and music teaches us how to communicate the ways we feel.  

As an artist he views music as the best transcendent form of non-objective art. Musicians have magical ways can create images in our minds using two aspects sounds and lyrics. He wanted his artwork to move people in the ways music does.


The above painting is titled Yellow, Red, Blue. 

The colours and shapes are used in the painting to express the images we visualise whilst listening to music. The shapes such as curves and straight lines represent the sharps sounds used in music such as riffs, hi-hats and snares. The colours express the feelings and emotions. Kandinsky has a way of pleasing most lovers of art using his self expression and thought provoking techniques. 


Composition VII, 1913

He always plans to use his strong interest in music using visuals emphasising the focus of his work. Using colours and symbols intwining and circling around one another each which eliminates the traditional ideas and communicates the deeper themes and expressions which we all connect with, being common to most cultures.

“Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for colours, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential.” – Kandinsky


Researching Kandinsky has helped me to explore ways of using music to connect with others, learning how to deal with ones emotions and comunicating the means of music using art. I want to explore many different artists who have used self expression and their strong interests in music in positive, moving ways which will inspire me to come to the perfect focus point for my fmp. 


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