Concerning the Spiritual in Art

Wassily KANDINSKY (1866 - 1944), translated by Michael SADLER (1888 - 1957)

Published in 1911, Kandinsky's book 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 those 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. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Art, Design & Architecture

Language: English

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Play 01 Translator's Introduction Expatriate
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Play 02 Chapter 01: Introduction Expatriate
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Play 03 Chapter 02: The Movement of the Triangle Expatriate
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Play 04 Chapter 03: Spiritual Revolution Expatriate
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Play 05 Chapter 04: The Pyramid Expatriate
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Play 06 Chapter 05: The Psychological Working of Colour Expatriate
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Play 07 Chapter 06: The Language of Form & Colour Expatriate
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Play 08 Chapter 07: Theory Expatriate
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Play 09 Chapter 08: Art & Artists Expatriate
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Play 10 Chapter 09: Conclusion Expatriate
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