Colorful Kandinsky

kandinsky_the_summer_landscape_1909_946_tIf you read the book  The Noisy Paintbox or enjoyed Mary’s review on the Fireflies blog from January 23, you probably remember that artist Vassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) “heard” colors in music and pioneered abstract art! Much of his later work is very abstract and not categorized as recognizable as anything but abstract.  However, in his earlier years, 1903-1908, he created some recognizable and very beautiful landscapes.  His bold use of color and abstract design elements are delightful!
The definition of landscape according to Google is:  “All the visible features of an area of countryside or land, often considered in terms of their aesthetic appeal.”
1.  In “Summer Landscape,” what do you see?
2.  What color is the hill or grass?
3.  Where is the viewer standing?
4.  Is this a realistic landscape?  Why or why not?
The colorful landscapes of Kandinsky will be explored more deeply with young students of Circle Christian School Explorations on Wednesday January 28, 10:00am-11:30am with a second opportunity on Thursday January 29 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm at Coffee and Canvas art studio in Longwood, FL.
Students will paint their own Kandinsky-style landscape after instructor modeling and learn techniques in color to make their paintings “pop.”  Join us for this exciting opportunity!
 Laura Bird Miller | Owner, Artist
Coffee and Canvas art studio and gallery
2401 W SR 434, #163; Longwood, FL 32779

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