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Yellow-red-blue, Kandinsky – analysis of the picture

Description of the picture:

Yellow-red-blue – Vasily Kandinsky. 1925. Oil on canvas, 127×200 cm
Kandinsky dedicated this painting to three colors and did not fail to once again emphasize their importance through the name. The artist’s pointless painting has always had unusual names, thereby emphasizing the absence of a plot, but by no means an empty one.

Thanks to theoretical works in which the author realized his need to explain himself to the audience, describing his vision of art, today we can at least try to penetrate the complex and bewitching aesthetics of Vasily Kandinsky. The choice of primary colors and their comparison within the artistic space of the canvas is not accidental: red here symbolizes boundless warmth, which inside hides a lively moving, but meaningful force, unlike yellow, frivolous and scattering in all directions and cooling in blue.

In order to understand, feel how the paint works, as she speaks to the viewer, Kandinsky advises first to focus on the isolated paint, and only then to observe their interaction. The author opens a curious relationship between blue and yellow, arguing that they can be connected by both centrifugal and centripetal forces.

As we see, Kandinsky’s painting is devoid of apparent spontaneity – it is a verified composition created on the basis of a completely unique and unique author’s philosophy."

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