Friday, February 22, 2013

Kindergarten Kandinskys

Kindergarten Artists looked at Wassily Kandinsky's famous painting "Squares with Concentric Circles." Kandinsky was one of the first painters to create abstract paintings.

Kandinsky (1866 – 1944) was a Russian painter and art theorist. Art and sound were one and the same to him, because it is believed he had synaesthesia—a harmless condition that allowed him to appreciate two or more senses simultaneously. Kandinsky could not only see the color blue, he could hear it—he associated colors and tones with specific musical timbres. Part of his goal as an artist was to depict and share his synaesthetic experiences. The result is a painting that is complex and visually stimulating, with color combinations that reverberate. (from

We used oil pastels with a liquid watercolor rinse to create our own versions of this iconic painting. 

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