Concerning the Spiritual in Art


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(4.5 stars; 27 reviews)

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) (2 hr 27 min)

Chapters

Translator's Introduction 22:45 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 01: Introduction 10:59 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 02: The Movement of the Triangle 8:34 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 03: Spiritual Revolution 22:10 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 04: The Pyramid 3:35 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 05: The Psychological Working of Colour 7:15 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 06: The Language of Form & Colour 45:02 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 07: Theory 16:27 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 08: Art & Artists 5:44 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 09: Conclusion 4:56 Read by Expatriate

Reviews

(4 stars)

A little hard to follow the voice but it is worth understanding the theory for fresh perspectives on art.

(5 stars)

Grub down on this food for thought.