Concerning the Spiritual—and the Concrete—in Kandinsky’s Art by Lisa Florman

By Lisa Florman

This e-book examines the paintings and writings of Wassily Kandinsky, who's broadly considered as one of many first artists to provide non-representational work. an important to an knowing of Kandinsky's intentions is On the religious in Art, the prestigious essay he released in 1911. the place so much students have taken its repeated references to "spirit" as signaling quasi-religious or mystical issues, Florman argues as a substitute that Kandinsky's basic body of reference was once G.W.F. Hegel's Aesthetics, during which artwork had equally been provided as a automobile for the constructing self-consciousness of spirit (or Geist, in German). as well as shut readings of Kandinsky's writings, the e-book additionally contains a dialogue of a 1936 essay at the artist's work written via his personal nephew, thinker Alexandre Kojève, the major Hegel pupil in France at the moment. It additionally offers precise analyses of person work through Kandinsky, demonstrating how the advance of his oeuvre demanding situations Hegel's perspectives on sleek paintings, but operates in a lot an analogous demeanour as does Hegel's philosophical approach. during the paintings of a unmarried, an important artist, Florman offers a thorough new account of why portray grew to become to abstraction within the early years of the 20 th century.

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