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.”
Reflect:
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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