The Jewish Museum is currently hosting a Wassily Kandinsky exhibit! At a friend’s invitation we headed off to enrich our lives!
I really like Kandinsky’s work. The colour, movement, and flow all speak to me.
The exhibition, for those of you that didn’t follow the link above, is also about a good friend of his, Arnold Schoenberg. They were both highly influenced by music, Schoenberg being a composer as well as a painter.
This next painting at first glance was all black, but the picture was in the texture. Obviously this was difficult to catch on camera, but I think you can just make out the tree on the left, and the path up the middle, with the figure on the right.
We had a lot of fun walking around and just discussing life, and what emotions were evoked from each art work.
This one reminds me of a mind exploding with ideas and thoughts, to the sound of some stirring music with tympani and cannons!
What thoughts and feelings does this painting evoke for you?
Part of the reason why I’m sure this exhibit had come to the attention of my friend, was that she is a Sovietologist. Kandinsky was Russian. So of course, as we exited through the gift shop, there may have been a purchase or two made …
It was a glorious day. Both for a coming together of friends, and exploring in the Amsterdam Russian Quarter.
For those of you that don’t know, that building on the left is the Amsterdam branch of the world famous Hermitage, bathed in beautiful Netherlands yellow light. I know why all those artists loved it so much here!
*breathes in deep and lives the moment*
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The fifth and sixth paintings put me in mind of some of Klee’s works; unfortunately, I’m unable to explain to my own satisfaction why my brain makes the comparison. The sixth one makes me think of music, though not a particular instrument but rather more a visualization of sound.