Concerning the Spiritual in Art

Concerning the Spiritual in Art
Author: Wassily Kandinsky
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2012-04-20
ISBN 10: 048613248X
ISBN 13: 9780486132488
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concerning the Spiritual in Art Book Review:

Pioneering work by the great modernist painter, considered by many to be the father of abstract art and a leader in the movement to free art from traditional bonds. 12 illustrations.

Concerning the Spiritual in Art

Concerning the Spiritual in Art
Author: Wassily Kandinsky
Publsiher: The Floating Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 1775411540
ISBN 13: 9781775411543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concerning the Spiritual in Art Book Review:

Kandinsky sees the spiritual life of humanity as a pyramid. The artist must lead the layman to the top of this pyramid through the soulful exercise of art. Kandinsky differentiates between the superficial pleasure art inspires and the inner resonance created when art is considered attentively and allowed to touch the soul. The artist is allowed absolute freedom in order to express their soul's art, but they must not abuse this freedom if they are not expressing a personal inner resonance. Once the artwork is complete, the mystic quality they have poured into it become independent of them and filled with a spiritual breath.

Concerning the Spiritual in Art

Concerning the Spiritual in Art
Author: Wassily Kandinsky
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 57
Release: 1977-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780486234113
ISBN 13: 0486234118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concerning the Spiritual in Art Book Review:

A pioneering work in the movement to free art from its traditional bonds to material reality, this book is one of the most important documents in the history of modern art. Written by the famous nonobjective painter Wassily Kandinsky (1866?1944), it explains Kandinsky's own theory of painting and crystallizes the ideas that were influencing many other modern artists of the period. Along with his own groundbreaking paintings, this book had a tremendous impact on the development of modern art. Kandinsky's ideas are presented in two parts. The first part, called "About General Aesthetic," issues a call for a spiritual revolution in painting that will let artists express their own inner lives in abstract, non-material terms. Just as musicians do not depend upon the material world for their music, so artists should not have to depend upon the material world for their art. In the second part, "About Painting," Kandinsky discusses the psychology of colors, the language of form and color, and the responsibilities of the artist. An Introduction by the translator, Michael T. H. Sadler, offers additional explanation of Kandinsky's art and theories, while a new Preface by Richard Stratton discusses Kandinsky's career as a whole and the impact of the book. Making the book even more valuable are nine woodcuts by Kandinsky himself that appear at the chapter headings. This English translation of šber das Geistige in der Kunst was a significant contribution to the understanding of nonobjectivism in art. It continues to be a stimulating and necessary reading experience for every artist, art student, and art patron concerned with the direction of 20th-century painting.

Concerning the Spiritual in Art

Concerning the Spiritual in Art
Author: Wassily Kandinsky
Publsiher: Courier Dover Publications
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2021-06-23
ISBN 10: 0486847535
ISBN 13: 9780486847535
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concerning the Spiritual in Art Book Review:

"A pioneering work in the movement to free art from its traditional bonds to material reality, this book is one of the most important documents in the history of modern art"--

Concerning the Spiritual and the Concrete in Kandinsky s Art

Concerning the Spiritual   and the Concrete   in Kandinsky   s Art
Author: Lisa Florman
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2014-03-26
ISBN 10: 0804789231
ISBN 13: 9780804789233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concerning the Spiritual and the Concrete in Kandinsky s Art Book Review:

This book examines the art and writings of Wassily Kandinsky, who is widely regarded as one of the first artists to produce non-representational paintings. Crucial to an understanding of Kandinsky's intentions is On the Spiritual in Art, the celebrated essay he published in 1911. Where most scholars have taken its repeated references to "spirit" as signaling quasi-religious or mystical concerns, Florman argues instead that Kandinsky's primary frame of reference was G.W.F. Hegel's Aesthetics, in which art had similarly been presented as a vehicle for the developing self-consciousness of spirit (or Geist, in German). In addition to close readings of Kandinsky's writings, the book also includes a discussion of a 1936 essay on the artist's paintings written by his own nephew, philosopher Alexandre Kojève, the foremost Hegel scholar in France at that time. It also provides detailed analyses of individual paintings by Kandinsky, demonstrating how the development of his oeuvre challenges Hegel's views on modern art, yet operates in much the same manner as does Hegel's philosophical system. Through the work of a single, crucial artist, Florman presents a radical new account of why painting turned to abstraction in the early years of the twentieth century.

Concerning the Spiritual in Art and Painting in Particular An Updated Version of the Sadleir Translation

Concerning the Spiritual in Art and Painting in Particular  An Updated Version of the Sadleir Translation
Author: Wassily Kandinsky
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2014-07-09
ISBN 10: 9781614276654
ISBN 13: 161427665X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concerning the Spiritual in Art and Painting in Particular An Updated Version of the Sadleir Translation Book Review:

2014 Reprint of 1947 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. An updated version of the Sadleir translation, with considerable re-translation by Francis Golffing, Michael Harrison and Ferdinand Ostertag. Published in 1912, Kandinsky's book defines three types of painting; impressions, improvisations and compositions. While impressions are based on an external reality that serves as a starting point, improvisations and compositions depict images emergent from the unconscious, though composition is developed from a more formal point of view. Kandinsky compares the spiritual life of humanity to a pyramid-the artist has a mission to lead others to the pinnacle with his work. The point of the pyramid is occupied by few great artists. It is a spiritual pyramid, advancing and ascending slowly even if it sometimes appears immobile. During decadent periods, the soul sinks to the bottom of the pyramid; humanity searches only for external success, ignoring spiritual forces. This edition contains a new introduction by Nina Kandinsky, his widow, providing Kandinsky's own corrections and additions for a new edition that never appeared in his lifetime. She has also written for this edition a memoir of Kandinsky's development.

The Spiritual in Twentieth Century Art

The Spiritual in Twentieth Century Art
Author: Roger Lipsey
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2011-10-20
ISBN 10: 9780486432946
ISBN 13: 0486432947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spiritual in Twentieth Century Art Book Review:

Compelling, well-illustrated study focuses on the works of Kandinsky, Mondrian, Klee, Picasso, Duchamp, Matisse, and others. Citations from letters, diaries, and interviews provide insights into the artists' views. 121 black-and-white illustrations.

The Art Of Spiritual Harmony

The Art Of Spiritual Harmony
Author: W. Kandinsky
Publsiher: Read Books Ltd
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2013-07-08
ISBN 10: 1473385660
ISBN 13: 9781473385665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art Of Spiritual Harmony Book Review:

Wassily Kandinsky was a great modernist painter, and is considered by many to be the father of abstract art and a leader in the movement. 'T he Art Of Spiritual Harmony' offers Kandinsky's provocative thoughts on colour theory, nature of art as well as his thoughts on Picasso, Matisse, and other earlier masters.

Modernism and the Spiritual in Russian Art

Modernism and the Spiritual in Russian Art
Author: Louise Hardiman,Nicola Kozicharow
Publsiher: Open Book Publishers
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-11-13
ISBN 10: 1783743417
ISBN 13: 9781783743414
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modernism and the Spiritual in Russian Art Book Review:

In 1911 Vasily Kandinsky published the first edition of ‘On the Spiritual in Art’, a landmark modernist treatise in which he sought to reframe the meaning of art and the true role of the artist. For many artists of late Imperial Russia – a culture deeply influenced by the regime’s adoption of Byzantine Orthodoxy centuries before – questions of religion and spirituality were of paramount importance. As artists and the wider art community experimented with new ideas and interpretations at the dawn of the twentieth century, their relationship with ‘the spiritual’ – broadly defined – was inextricably linked to their roles as pioneers of modernism. This diverse collection of essays introduces new and stimulating approaches to the ongoing debate as to how Russian artistic modernism engaged with questions of spirituality in the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. Ten chapters from emerging and established voices offer new perspectives on Kandinsky and other familiar names, such as Kazimir Malevich, Mikhail Larionov, and Natalia Goncharova, and introduce less well-known figures, such as the Georgian artists Ucha Japaridze and Lado Gudiashvili, and the craftswoman and art promoter Aleksandra Pogosskaia. Prefaced by a lively and informative introduction by Louise Hardiman and Nicola Kozicharow that sets these perspectives in their historical and critical context, Modernism and the Spiritual in Russian Art: New Perspectives enriches our understanding of the modernist period and breaks new ground in its re-examination of the role of religion and spirituality in the visual arts in late Imperial Russia. Of interest to historians and enthusiasts of Russian art, culture, and religion, and those of international modernism and the avant-garde, it offers innovative readings of a history only partially explored, revealing uncharted corners and challenging long-held assumptions.

Point and Line to Plane

Point and Line to Plane
Author: Wassily Kandinsky
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-03-15
ISBN 10: 0486136248
ISBN 13: 9780486136240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Point and Line to Plane Book Review:

This famous work by a pioneer in the movement to free art from the bonds of tradition explores the role of the line, point, and other key elements of non-objective painting. 127 illustrations.

Concerning the Spiritual in Art Kandinsky Wassily

Concerning the Spiritual in Art   Kandinsky Wassily
Author: Kandinsky Wassily
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2009-11-22
ISBN 10: 9781449913847
ISBN 13: 1449913849
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concerning the Spiritual in Art Kandinsky Wassily Book Review:

A passage from the book... It is no common thing to find an artist who, even if he be willing to try, is capable of expressing his aims and ideals with any clearness and moderation. Some people will say that any such capacity is a flaw in the perfect artist, who should find his expression in line and colour, and leave the multitude to grope its way unaided towards comprehension. This attitude is a relic of the days when "l'art pour l'art" was the latest battle cry; when eccentricity of manner and irregularity of life were more important than any talent to the would-be artist; when every one except oneself was bourgeois.The last few years have in some measure removed this absurdity, by destroying the old convention that it was middle-class to be sane, and that between the artist and the outer-world yawned a gulf which few could cross. Modern artists are beginning to realize their social duties. They are the spiritual teachers of the world, and for their teaching to have weight, it must be comprehensible. Any attempt, therefore, to bring artist and public into sympathy, to enable the latter to understand the ideals of the former, should be thoroughly welcome; and such an attempt is this book of Kandinsky's.

Encountering the Spiritual in Contemporary Art

Encountering the Spiritual in Contemporary Art
Author: Leesa Fanning,Ladan Akbarnia,Stephen Gilchrist,Mary Jane Jacob
Publsiher: Nelson Atkins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9780300233650
ISBN 13: 0300233655
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encountering the Spiritual in Contemporary Art Book Review:

"The spiritual in contemporary art is everywhere evident, yet rarely examined in scholarly research. Encountering the Spiritual in Contemporary Art addresses the subject in depth for the first time since Maurice Tuchman's seminal 1986 The Spiritual in Art: Abstract Painting 1890-1985. It significantly broadens the scope of previous scholarship to include new media and non-Western and Indigenous art in addition to that of the West. Encountering the Spiritual presents art from diverse cultures with equal status, promotes its cultural specificity, and moves beyond previous notions of "center and periphery," celebrating the plurality and global nature of contemporary art today. This unprecedented book--a valuable reference for years to come--integrates different ways of exploring the spiritual in art. Essays based on cultural affinities are rhythmically interspersed with thematic categories. These themes demonstrate greater diversity and hybridity of artists' sources of inspiration and their emphasis on art-making as spiritual process. Finally, selected artists' statements further expand the knowledge of an academic and general audience"--

Sounds

Sounds
Author: Wassily Kandinsky
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2019-09-13
ISBN 10: 0300238495
ISBN 13: 9780300238495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sounds Book Review:

Now in an updated English edition with full color illustrations, Kandinsky's fascinating and witty artist's book represents a crucial moment in the painter's move toward abstraction.

The Mission of Art

The Mission of Art
Author: Alex Grey
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-05-23
ISBN 10: 0834840863
ISBN 13: 9780834840867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mission of Art Book Review:

A 20th anniversary edition of the art classic that celebrates the intersection of creative expression and spirituality—from one of the greatest living artists of our time Twenty years after the original publication of The Mission of Art, Alex Grey’s inspirational message affirming art’s power for personal catharsis and spiritual awakening is stronger than ever. In this special anniversary edition, Grey—visionary painter, spiritual leader, and best-selling author—combines his extensive knowledge of art history with his own experiences in creating art at the boundaries of consciousness. Grey examines the roles of conscience and intention in the creative process, including practical techniques and exercises useful in exploring the spiritual dimensions of art. Challenging and thought-provoking, The Mission of Art will be appreciated by everyone who has ever contemplated the deeper purpose of creative expression.

Raymond Jonson and the Spiritual in Modernist and Abstract Painting

Raymond Jonson and the Spiritual in Modernist and Abstract Painting
Author: Herbert R. Hartel, Jr.
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2018-02-21
ISBN 10: 1351778021
ISBN 13: 9781351778022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Raymond Jonson and the Spiritual in Modernist and Abstract Painting Book Review:

This is the most thorough and detailed monograph on the artwork of Raymond Jonson. He is one of many artists of the first half of the twentieth-century who demonstrate the richness and diversity of an under-appreciated period in the history of American art. Visualizing the spiritual was one of the fundamental goals of early abstract painting in the years before and during World War I. Artists turned to alternative spirituality, the occult, and mysticism, believing that the pure use of line, shape, color, light and texture could convey spiritual insight. Jonson was steadfastly dedicated to this goal for most of his career and he always believed that modernist and abstract styles were the most effective and compelling means of achieving it.

Wassily Kandinsky 1866 1944

Wassily Kandinsky  1866 1944
Author: Hajo Düchting,Wassily Kandinsky
Publsiher: Taschen America Llc
Total Pages: 95
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9783836531467
ISBN 13: 3836531461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wassily Kandinsky 1866 1944 Book Review:

It's time for the carnival! All the animals are getting ready for the dress up. What will they wear? You guess!

Marcel Duchamp and the Art of Life

Marcel Duchamp and the Art of Life
Author: Jacquelynn Baas
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-11-19
ISBN 10: 0262042746
ISBN 13: 9780262042741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marcel Duchamp and the Art of Life Book Review:

A groundbreaking reading of Duchamp's work as informed by Asian “esoterism, ” energetic spiritual practices identifying creative energy with the erotic impulse. Considered by many to be the most important artist of the twentieth century, the object of intensive critical scrutiny and extensive theorizing, Marcel Duchamp remains an enigma. He may be the most intellectual artist of all time; and yet, toward the end of his life, he said, “If you wish, my art would be that of living: each second, each breath is a work which is inscribed nowhere, which is neither visual or cerebral.” In Marcel Duchamp and the Art of Life, Jacquelynn Baas offers a groundbreaking new reading of Duchamp, arguing in particular that his work may have been informed by Asian “esoterism, ” energetic spiritual practices that identify creative energy with the erotic impulse. Duchamp drew on a wide range of sources for his art, from science and mathematics to alchemy. Largely overlooked, until now, have been Asian spiritual practices, including Indo-Tibetan tantra. Baas presents evidence that Duchamp's version of artistic realization was grounded in a western interpretation of Asian mind training and body energetics designed to transform erotic energy into mental and spiritual liberation. She offers close readings of many Duchamp works, beginning and ending with his final work, the mysterious, shockingly explicit Étant donnés: 1° la chute d'eau 2° le gaz d'éclairage, (Given: 1. The Waterfall, 2. The Illuminating Gas). Generously illustrated, with many images in color, Marcel Duchamp and the Art of Life speculates that Duchamp viewed art making as part of an esoteric continuum grounded in Eros. It asks us to unlearn what we think we know, about both art and life, in order to be open to experience.

Kandinsky

Kandinsky
Author: Wassily Kandinsky,Shulamith Behr,Tate Modern (Gallery)
Publsiher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015058908081
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kandinsky Book Review:

Published to accompany exhibition held at Tate Modern, London, 22 June - 1 October 2006, Kunstmuseum, Basel, 21 October - 4 February 2007.

The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying

The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying
Author: Sogyal Rinpoche
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2012-02-29
ISBN 10: 1448116953
ISBN 13: 9781448116959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying Book Review:

25th Anniversary Edition Over 3 Million Copies Sold 'I couldn't give this book a higher recommendation' BILLY CONNOLLY Written by the Buddhist meditation master and popular international speaker Sogyal Rinpoche, this highly acclaimed book clarifies the majestic vision of life and death that underlies the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It includes not only a lucid, inspiring and complete introduction to the practice of meditation, but also advice on how to care for the dying with love and compassion, and how to bring them help of a spiritual kind. But there is much more besides in this classic work, which was written to inspire all who read it to begin the journey to enlightenment and so become 'servants of peace'.

The Spiritual Dynamic in Modern Art

The Spiritual Dynamic in Modern Art
Author: C. Spretnak
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2014-10-22
ISBN 10: 1137342579
ISBN 13: 9781137342577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spiritual Dynamic in Modern Art Book Review:

This book demonstrates that numerous prominent artists in every period of the modern era were expressing spiritual interests when they created celebrated works of art. This magisterial overview insightfully reveals the centrality of an often denied and misunderstood element in the cultural history of modern art.