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.
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Wassily Kandinsky, Improvision 34, 1915
Pavel Filonov, Two Girls, 1915
Arkhip Kuindzhi, Red Sunset, 1900
Vasily Denisov, Sea Floor, 1905 – 1907
Vasily Malevich, The Triumph of Heaven – Study for a Fresco Painting, 1907
Wassily Kandinsky, Two Ovals, 1919
Shamanic staff, North Mongolia, ethnic group: Sharnuud Darhad
Gabriel Münter, Forest, 1910
Alexej von Jawlensky, Head, early 1920s
Wassily kandinsky, Golden Cloud, 1918
Wassily Kandinsky, On White, 1920