Inspired by Kandinsky


Wassily Kandinsky 1866 – 1944) Russian painter and Art Theorist,

is credited with painting one of the first recognized purely abstract works and was one of the founding fathers of modern design. In 1896, Kandinsky settled in Munich, where he taught at the famous Bauhaus school of Art and Architecture. When the Bauhaus School closed, he moved to France, where he lived for the rest of his life.

Kandinsky was aware of recent scientific developments and the advances of modern artists who had contributed to radically new ways of seeing and experiencing the world. He experimented with color and line that reflected his intellectual curiosity. His love of music also played a large role in his paintings and was important to the birth of abstract art. He often used musical terms to identify his works. He titled his most spontaneous paintings, "improvisations" and described more elaborate works as "compositions."

The children did drawings and inventions inspired by the works of Kandinsky.

 Week One: Cave Paintings

It has been an eventful week in our Art Literacy class. We have been all around the world.  I would like to thank all of my wonderful students for their great efforts. We began with the story of the discovery of the discovery of cave paintings in Lascaux,  France  and also looked at images from  Spain , where the oldest known cave paintings have been found,  in the cave called El Castillo. The prehistoric dots and crimson hand stencils are now the world's oldest known cave art that dates more than 40,800 years old.

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