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Wassily Kandinsky is an accomplished painter whos art work can be seen in museums
all over the world, in such countries as; Germany, Russia, France, Spain, Switzerland, and
The United States. I first saw his paintings in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, NY
in 2008. Wassily Kandinsky is an artist, expressionist painter, and a personal favorite
Wassily Kandinsky was born on December 4, 1866, in Moscow, Russia. When
Kandinsky was young he liked to draw, write poems, and play the piano and the cello. Music
was always a big part of his life. Wassilys wanted him to be a lawyer. Kandinsky studied law
and economics at the University of Moscow from 1886 until 1892. After graduating in 1893 he
became an associate professor of Law in the Department of Law at the University of Moscow.
After seven years he decided to give up a successful career to devote himself completely to
painting. One key event that helped him in that decision was visiting an exhibition of
the French impressionists in Moscow where he first encountered Monets, “Haystacks”.
Wassily Kandinsky was one of the great masters of expressionistic style, as well as the
outstanding representative of pure abstract painting using mostly colors and shapes.
Expressionist painters use values of color and light to show their subjects rather than painting
in fine detail. In the year 1910 Kandinsky produced his first abstract watercolor “The Blue
Mountain”. Which is a painting of a blue mountain with by two broad trees nearby, one red and
one yellow. He was influenced by properties of color and the sound of music. He wanted to
visualize these properties with abstract compositions.
When I was sixteen years old I went on a school field trip to The Museum of Modern Art
in New York City, NY. It was there where I first encountered the influential art of Wassily
Essay About Wassily Kandinsky And French Impressionists