Wassily Kandisky’s Painting Evolution From Realism To Vibrant Abstraction

There’s absolutely no harm in jumping from one art style to another. Renowned abstract painter Wassily Kandinsky proves that one painter can jump from realism to vibrant abstraction and have both of his artworks from those two different styles look great. Kandinsky started his art career with a variety of landscapes that mostly present German and Russian landscapes. The artist made a sudden change with his 1903 work The Blue Rider, as Open Culture details: 

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Kandinsky made dramatic change come with 1903’s The Blue Rider (above). The presence of the titular figure made for an obvious difference from so many of the images he’d created over the previous half-decade; a shift in its very perception of reality made for a less obvious one.

This is not the world as we normally see it, and Kandinsky’s track record of highly representative paintings tells us that he must deliberately have chosen to paint it it that way. With fellow artists like August Macke, Franz Marc, Albert Bloch, and Gabriele Münter, he went on to form the Blue Rider Group, whose publications argued for abstract art’s capability to attain great spiritual heights, especially through color.

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