Wassily Kandinsky was born in Moscow in 1866. He was 30 before he went to Munich, Germany and began to truly study art. He focused, at first, on creating sketches and studies of human bodies.  Then he moved into a style similar to that of the Impressionists before he began creating completely abstract paintings.

Kandinsky was especially interested in colour, even as a child. Beginning in his earlier, more realistic paintings, Kandinsky used colour to show emotion rather than to make objects look real. As he grew as an artist, Kandinsky became more concerned with the power of colour in describing what he was feeling. He wanted to use colour to make his viewers feel emotion, too.

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Teacher: Clio Brown


TA: Jemma McLauchlan


Artist: Wassily Kandinsky