02 Apr 2012

Villard de Honnecourt’s Commentary on Life and God

Vassily Kandinsky was not just thinking of his own abstract works when he wrote that: "The greatest mistake one can make is to believe that Art is the reproduction of Nature."1 He was referring to all Art. I agree, as many of you know, but I argue more specifically that most art is a...

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01 Jun 2011

What Art is Not

Wassily Kandinsky, said to be the first artist to paint complete abstraction, is an interesting milestone on our way to understanding art. After all, from the development of truly figurative and illusionistic art in the Renaissance up to the arrival of Kandinsky five centuries later, observers...

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