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Kandinsky and Old Russia: The Artist as Ethnographer and Shaman

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Vasilii Kandinsky, whom many consider to be the father of abstract painting, was also a trained ethnographer with an abiding interest in the folklore of Old Russia. In this work, Peg Weiss provides an interpretation of Kandinsky's art by examining how this commitment to his ethnic Russian heritage influenced the painter's work throughout his career.
Published June 28th 1995 by Yale University Press
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Jun 27, 2011 Soeine rated it 4 of 5 stars
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The book offers an alternative view of Kandinsky to the general view of him as a pioneer of abstract painting. It offers an insight into the development of Kandinsky's artistic creation, centering around the connections between his messianic attitude towards painting, the changes of his painting style, and his Russian cultural heritage. The writing could have been sharper. Nonetheless, it is based on thorough research, with detailed information.
This was a great and enlightening book about the massive influence of his Russian heritage on Kandinsky's art all the way to the end of his life. It was very interesting.
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