Saturday, October 11

A quick guide to the museum, understanding abstract painting by Rothko and Kandinsky

The story goes that American painter famous for large scale highly charged emotional color field paintings, Mark Rothko was influences into emotional abstraction through discovering Wasily Kandinsky. Kandinsky was a Russian painter, poet thinker who imbued his love of music and color into abstract paintings of powerful composition. In this brief tour of the work of these two abstract painters we track how they developed, came of age and finally found their voice as mature artists. Interesting to note, they both had a similar style when they were young. Look carefully at the early work and you may be surprised at how they were on the same course even at a young age.