Kandinsky says: " the relationships in art are not necessarily ones of outward form, but are founded on inner sympathy of meaning. " Sometimes, perhaps frequently, a similarity of outward form will appear. But in tracing spiritual relationship only inner meaning must be taken into account.
Now, one of the things that I think is going on in Kandinsky's art, and in On the Spiritual in Art, is an effort to deal with an issue that was raised in Hegel's Phenomenology of Mind, which was published just about a century earlier.
But perhaps the greatest meditation on how art serves the soul came more than a century earlier, in 1910, when legendary Russian painter and art theorist Wassily Kandinsky (December 16, 1866December 13, 1944) published Concerning the Spiritual in Art (free download public library) an exploration of the deepest and most authentic motives Key written works, particularly Kandinskys Concerning the Spiritual in Art (1911) and Der Blaue Reiter Almanac His work, like many examples of installation art, Concluding Remarks on Spirituality and Contemporary Art.
In theatre: Influence of the fine arts In his longer essay Concerning the Spiritual in Art (1914), Kandinsky set out in complex intellectual terms how this new theatre, based on spirituality rather than materiality, could be constructed.
Oct 24, 2016 Research: Wassily Kandinsky: Concerning the Spiritual in Art Analysis of Part One October 24, 2016 February 13, 2017 acmckinty Leave a comment Though this entire text makes for quite a mixed read one statement, found in Part Two, stands clear above the rest. CONCERNING THE SPIRITUAL IN ART BY WASSILY KANDINSKY [TRANSLATED BY MICHAEL T.
H. SADLER Note: This text was originally published in 1911 as ber das Geistige in der Kunst. This is the M. T. H. Sadler translation, originally published in 1914 as The Art of Spiritual Harmony. This text is in the public domain and may be freely I'm finally getting around to reading Wassily Kandinsky's Concerning the Spiritual in Art. In it, the artist explains his plans for the ascent of spiritually fulfilling and expressive art that surpasses mere replication of natural form.