Wassily Kandinsky Quotes

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Wassily Kandinsky Quotes

With few exceptions, music has been for some centuries the art which has devoted itself not to the reproduction of natural phenomena, but rather to the expression of the artists soul, in musical sound.
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Colour is a power which directly influences the soul.

— Wassily Kandinsky

The artist must be blind to distinction between 'recognized' or 'unrecognized' conventions of form, deaf to the transitory teaching and demands of his particular age.

— Wassily Kandinsky

The sound of colors is so definite that it would be hard to find anyone who would express bright yellow with base notes, or dark lake with the treble.

— Wassily Kandinsky

There is no must in art because art is free.

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Everything starts from a dot.

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To create a work of art is to create the world.

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The nightmare of materialism, which has turned the life of the universe into an evil, useless game, is not yet past; it holds the awakening soul still in its grip.

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Each color lives by its mysterious life.

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Everything shows me its face, its innermost being, its secret soul, which is more often silent than heard.

— Wassily Kandinsky

Color provokes a psychic vibration. Color hides a power still unknown but real, which acts on every part of the human body.

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Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow.

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Color cannot stand alone.

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I really believe that I am the first and only artist to throw not just the 'subject' out of my paintings, but every 'object' as well.

— Wassily Kandinsky

Color transmits and translates emotion.

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In place of an intensive cooperation among artists, there is a battle for goods. Hatred, partisanship, cliques, jealousy, and intrigues are the natural consequences of an aimless, materialist art.

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The force that propels the human spirit on the clear way forward and upward is the abstract spirit.

— Wassily Kandinsky

In your works, you have realized what I, albeit in uncertain form, have so greatly longed for in music. The independent progress through their own destinies, the independent life of the individual voices in your compositions is exactly what I am trying to find in my paintings.

— Wassily Kandinsky

It should not be forgotten that art is not a science where the latest 'correct' theory declares the old to be false and erases it.

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Every artist, as child of his age, is impelled to express the spirit of his age.

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