Kandinsky, "Autumn in Bavaria" (1908)
George Pompidou, Paris   Courtesy of The Web Museum
Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), a Russian painter, was an accomplished musician who claimed that when he saw color he heard music. He was convinced that music is a superior art to painting due to its inherent abstract language. He admired the composer Arnold Schönberg, with whom he initiated a longstanding friendship and correspondence. He can be considered an artist who paved the way for abstract expressionism, the dominant school of painting since World War II (1939-1945)
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