A post or 2 ago I shared some images I had created in MidJourney AI based on my Black and White Unite series of ball bearing images. I thought I would dig a bit deeper into this and produce some images based specifically in the style of one of its proponents Wassily Kandinsky and liked what came out.
Here’s what the ChatGPT AI tells us about Kandinsky;
Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was a Russian painter and art theorist who is credited as one of the pioneers of abstract art. He was born in Moscow and studied law and economics before turning to art later in life. Kandinsky was a member of the Blue Rider (Der Blaue Reiter) movement, which was a group of artists who were interested in creating a new form of art that would be expressive and emotional, rather than simply a representation of the physical world.
Kandinsky believed that art should be a means of spiritual expression and sought to create a new form of art that would be more abstract and symbolic. He was particularly interested in the emotional impact of colour and the way that it could be used to evoke certain feelings in the viewer. In his paintings, Kandinsky often used bright, bold colours and expressive brushstrokes to convey his ideas and emotions.
In addition to his paintings, Kandinsky was also an art theorist and wrote extensively about his beliefs and theories about art. In his book “Concerning the Spiritual in Art,” Kandinsky argued that art should be a means of expressing the inner, spiritual world of the artist and that it should be a way of communicating with the viewer on a deeper, emotional level. He believed that art should be an expression of the soul and that it should be able to evoke feelings of joy, sadness, and other emotions in the viewer.
Kandinsky’s work had a significant influence on the development of abstract art and he is considered one of the pioneers of this movement. His use of color and form to express emotion and ideas had a lasting impact on the art world and his theories about the role of art in society continue to be influential to this day.
There follows a gallery of my own images of Brutalist buildings rinsed through the Midjourney AI to give them a look and feel of Kandinsky’s images.
To see some of Kandinsky’s work visit the Wassily Kandinsky Web Site here