Concerning the Spiritual in Art

Concerning the Spiritual in Art

A pioneering work in the movement to free art from its traditional bonds to material reality, this book is one of the most important documents in the history of modern art. Written by the famous nonobjective painter Wassily Kandinsky (1866?1944), it explains Kandinsky's own theory of painting and crystallizes the ideas that were influencing many other modern artists of the A pioneering work in the movement to free art from its traditional bonds to material reality, this book is one of the m...

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Title:Concerning the Spiritual in Art
Author:Wassily Kandinsky
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Genres:Art
ISBN:├ťber das Geistige in der Kunst
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:80 pages pages

Concerning the Spiritual in Art Reviews

  • Ellis
    Oct 09, 2010
    Picked this short treatise up used for cheap. Kandinsky has a lot of very interesting ideas about the relation of art and music and poetry, with some discussion of social status/interpersonal relationships (just a dash). He is a modernist through and through. The introduction is enough...
  • Ridgely
    Nov 13, 2008
    What saves this book is superlative phrase-turning and humor, intended or otherwise. If you've ever been tempted to bronze your subjective aesthetic and mount it in the museum between philosophy and science, this will be there to remind you how nearly impossible it is to pull off. Kand...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Dec 22, 2016
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  • Michael Franklin
    Feb 02, 2008
    kandinsky's respondeo ut the world of art, in his time, to the past, and for the future of art is widely considered one of the greatest documents on art by an artist. sure, i'll accept that. however, i believe this is more of an assault on the condition of the human spirit than a treat...
  • Christina
    Jun 08, 2010
    I had high hopes but was disappointed in how boring and un-moving this book was. I have never been a huge Kandinsky fan, but as an art lover, appreciate his work. I keep moving from chapter to chapter, waiting to be inspired... but nothing. Boo! ...
  • Matt
    Jan 22, 2013
    I hit my artistic peak with my rendering of my uncle?s Conan the Barbarian upper arm tattoo (complete with blood splatter) when I was eight. Truly appreciating art always seemed like the province of finer souls. A secret protected on par with gypsy divination and Shamrock shakes. I g...
  • P. Timothy
    Jun 08, 2009
    I read this in anticipation of possibly leading a class on Spirituality and Art...and as a primer of sorts on the early thoughts about the connection between Spirituality and the Arts, especially connected with Modern art into abstraction. Some of his thoughts are brilliian and prescie...
  • Mel
    Aug 29, 2015
    This was worth reading. Some of the language was a little flowery so I will probably read it again at some point. It makes some interesting points. I wish the art was in color and not black and white since he talks so much about the significance of color especially red. It was a fast r...
  • Michelle
    May 21, 2009
    I'm finally getting around to reading Wassily Kandinsky's Concerning the Spiritual in Art. In it, the artist explains his plans for the ascent of spiritually fulfilling and expressive art that surpasses mere replication of natural form. This is not to say that Kandinsky is in favor of ...
  • Maria
    Feb 14, 2017
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  • David
    Jul 10, 2012
    A professional artist/teacher friend of mine gave me a copy of Kandinsky's book at a recent workshop she was leading. Consider the long period of the 20th Century during which Kandinsky practiced what he preached as a "Spiritual Revolution" in art. Spiritual Revolution was a popular th...
  • Trond
    Jan 03, 2017
    While I?m not a fan of Kandinsky?s abstract paintings, I find his theoretical writings all the more interesting, and it is perhaps these that are his major contribution. In the first part of the book he writes about the historical movement of art as a pyramid, where the apex repres...
  • Beka Sukhitashvili
    Feb 28, 2013
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  • Lisa
    Aug 27, 2018
    I read this as an e-book. I think I would have liked it better in physical form. Maybe I will reread it someday in a hard copy and see if it is the case. ...
  • Ben
    Nov 04, 2011
    This is a fantastic book. Kandinsky's ideas on art and its ultimate goal are nothing short of inspirational. No matter what area of art you enjoy, whether it be music, painting or even writing; this book is completely relevant. He is an artist who is completely "in tune" with all asp...
  • Heba Tariq
    Apr 01, 2014
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  • Bill
    Apr 11, 2012
    In some ways I enjoyed the two rather lengthy introductions to the book (not by Kandinsky himself) -- which put his career and ideas in a historical perspective -- more than the book itself. I read the following review from an Amazon reader. I agree with most of it, and he brings out s...
  • Quiver
    Sep 24, 2018
    To me, Kandinsky is the Kandinsky from the Bauhaus period, when his paintings were dominated by abstract compositions comprising lines, circles, triangles, and bold colours. Though Concerning the Spiritual in Art was written some ten years prior, the book may as well be about the explo...
  • Roy Lotz
    Mar 03, 2015
    Theory is the lamp which sheds light on the petrified ideas of yesterday and of the more distant past. The first time I saw a painting by Kandinsky was in the Guggenheim Museum. Back then, I really didn?t have much appreciation for visual art, least of all abstract paintings. Neve...
  • Rina
    Mar 31, 2019
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  • Hesam Bagheri
    Nov 21, 2015
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  • Lu├şs C.
    Aug 20, 2014
    A wonderful essay both plain and in his writing of a philosophical and very strong reflexive reach. What are works of art, if not a genuine internal cry artists? In that sense they also speak to the audience, in many ways; color or form in painting, for example. It is interesting to co...
  • Yana Milenkova
    Feb 07, 2018
    Kandinsky is not only a painter, but also an accomplished and logical writer. He obviously was influenced by German idealistic philosophy, adhered to the position of antipositivism. It?s interesting to observe how problems of religion and occultism were at the center of his attention...
  • Reza Gharibi
    Oct 15, 2015
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  • Valorie
    Apr 15, 2019
    This little book collects Kandinsky?s thoughts on how art can raise itself and humanity onto another plane. Some of his ideas can be readily disproved by modern science and he directly contradicts himself a couple times, but much of this are more personal theories, based on how he fe...
  • Gastj├Ąle
    Dec 30, 2018
    I'll have to ruminate on the message of this book more in order to write down a proper review and rate this tome. A re-read or two are most likely in order withal. ...
  • ─░zel ├ľzdemircan
    Sep 04, 2018
    Resim sanat?yla ilgilenenler ve ÷zellikle Kandinsky severler išin bilgilendirici bir kitap. Yer yer sanat ve sanatš?y? da ele alm?? fakat as?l bahsedilen resim sanat?. Genel kŘltŘr išin de okunabilir. ...
  • Narjes Dorzade
    Jan 18, 2018
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  • Dami├ín Gonz├ílez
    Dec 10, 2018
    Una lßstima pero no. Se me hizo difÝcil, tuve que releer muchas partes, me pareciˇ demasiado rebuscado. Le reconozco que fue un libro que rompiˇ paradigmas en su Úpoca. Para peor al final se reproducen obras que, en esta ediciˇn, tiene una calidad de impresiˇn pÚsima. Prefie...
  • Chiara Bressan
    Sep 29, 2018
    "Il colore Ŕ il tasto. L'occhio Ŕ il martelletto. L'anima Ŕ un pianoforte con molte corde. L'artista Ŕ la mano che, toccando questo o quel tasto, fa vibrare l'anima." ...