Concerning the Spiritual in Art

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(4.5 stars; 51 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)


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


interesting book

(5 stars)

interesting theory about order in art, harmony and balance. if you are interested in art,this could be very useful. audio quality 5/5

(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.

(4 stars)

interesting and thought provoking. The work of another "mad" Russian with too much free time on his once appopleptic hands and apolplectic mind. Vacuous and seminal at the same time. We are eternally grateful for their lives and lifework.