Everything Starts from a Dot – Kandinsky in São Paulo

I am currently preparing a new article on experience, colour and artistic consciousness. While you are waiting for me to more fully articulate my embryonic thoughts, I thought I would share some highlights from the Kandinsky exhibition which is currently on show at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil.

While the exhibition had slightly fewer Kandinsky’s than I had been expecting, what was excellent was the locating of Kandinsky’s artistic and spiritual development throughout his life by displaying many of his contemporarys’ artworks alongside his own, as well as ritualistic shamanic tools, instruments and costumes from the northern Russian shamanic cultures he studied, in order to develop his quest to express spiritual being within the artistic form.

To see larger versions, just click on the pictures.

Wassily Kandinsky, Improvision 34, 1915

Photo: Simon Robinson

Photo: Simon Robinson

Pavel Filonov, Two Girls, 1915

Photo: Simon Robinson

Photo: Simon Robinson

Arkhip Kuindzhi, Red Sunset, 1900

Photo: Simon Robinson

Photo: Simon Robinson

Vasily Denisov, Sea Floor, 1905 – 1907

Photo: Simon Robinson

Photo: Simon Robinson

Vasily Malevich, The Triumph of Heaven – Study for a Fresco Painting, 1907

Photo: Simon Robinson

Photo: Simon Robinson

Wassily Kandinsky, Two Ovals, 1919

Photo: Simon Robinson

Photo: Simon Robinson

Shamanic staff, North Mongolia, ethnic group: Sharnuud Darhad

Photo; Simon Robinson

Photo; Simon Robinson

Gabriel Münter, Forest, 1910

Photo: Simon Robinson

Photo: Simon Robinson

Alexej von Jawlensky, Head, early 1920s

Photo: Simon Robinson

Photo: Simon Robinson

Wassily kandinsky, Golden Cloud, 1918

Photo: Simon Robinson

Photo: Simon Robinson

Wassily Kandinsky, On White, 1920

Photo: Simon Robinson

Photo: Simon Robinson

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  1. Pingback: Artistic Consciousness and Rudolf Steiner’s Theory of Colour | Transition Consciousness·

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