Monday, 28 September 2009

ARTist for September - Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky: (4th December 1866 – 13 December 1944) was a Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with painting the first modern abstract works.

Born in Moscow, Kandinsky spent his childhood in Odessa. He enrolled at the University of Moscow and chose to study law and economics. Quite successful in his profession—he was offered a professorship (chair of Roman Law) at the University of Dorpat—he started painting studies (life-drawing, sketching and anatomy) at the age of 30.

In 1896 he settled in Munich and studied first in the private school of Anton Azbe and then at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich. He went back to Moscow in 1914 after World War 1 started. He was unsympathetic to the official theories on art in Moscow and returned to Germany in 1921. There he taught at the Bauhaus school of art and architecture from 1922 until the Nazis closed it in 1933. He then moved to France where he lived the rest of his life, and became a French citizen in 1939. He died at Neuilly-sur-seine in 1944.

The inspiration for your layouts will come from this sample of his abstract work
called 'On White II'



  1. I have been talking to the kids at school about Kandinsky! We have looked at some of his art and have even tried some abstract art of our own! xxx

  2. This is such a great concept. I'm going to give it a try this afternoon when I return home from work! Thanks for checking out my blog!

  3. Hi Shazza.
    Why havent I found this awesome challenge blog before. This is so great. It incorporates 2 of my favourite things. Art and scrapbooking. Ill definately be giving this a go soon.
    Thanks for the blog love too. I love to get visitors.
    Shell x

  4. Again, just amazing!! I love your ideas for challenge blogs! Seriously creative and original ideas. I will try to play along some time. However with dt commitments, it is hard to find extra time to play. But wow, I am impressed! P.S. I know Terri and Kylie. Are you in Austrailia?

  5. Hey Lady S-I got your message but it's been the week from H-E-L-P :) back to blogging and will respond to you this week!


  6. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!! His work is amazing!! Thanks for visiting me...loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this place! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  7. OK shazza, I am on to it, as we speak... well as I type... I am trying uber hard to make a spec. l/o. Hugs girl.