Colorful Life by Wassily Kandinsky

Colorful Life by Wassily Kandinsky

Downloadable Video - 2015
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The roots of A Colorful Life, just like those of Wassily Kandinsky himself, were firmly anchored in age-old Russian soil. And yet the painting contains all the elements that were to accompany the painter in the greatest revolution in the history of art: the leap into abstraction. This documentary examines Kandinsky's rejection of Western thought and efforts to preserve Russian culture during modernization. He contracted typhus during a trip to study peasant life; his feverish hallucinations inspired the work that evokes a forgotten golden age sought after by Russian Symbolist painters and poets. Finally, viewers learn about the philosophies on color and light that led him to compose his famous Yellow-Red-Blue
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : ARTE France, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
Branch Call Number: eVideo
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (26 min., 19 sec.)) : color and sound
Additional Contributors: Films Media Group
ARTE France

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