Summary – Wassily Kandinsky created the first pure abstract paintings. In addition to painting, he was an art theorist and taught at the Bauhaus school of art.
“People react primarily to direct experience and not to abstractions; it is very rare to find anyone who can become emotionally involved with an abstraction.” (Stanley Kubrick, film maker)
This book and a 2nd tomorrow will hopefully provide insight into
How to convey emotion in an abstract image
Click on the book cover to go to the download
Downloads available in a variety of formats
See left column of download page
Part of my series on abstract photography
Much of this book pre-dates
Visual design theory
of the type taught by Freeman Patterson and others
It’s important because of its emphasis on
Consideration of impact on the viewer
For example, some of the first writing on the effect of
Horizontal, vertical and oblique lines
Kandinsky analyzed the geometrical elements
which make up every painting
the point and the line
He did not analyze them objectively,
but from the point of view of
their inner effect on the observer [Wiki]
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