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1 Slab Construction Inspired by Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee

2 Born in 1866 in Moscow, Kandinsky learned to play piano and cello. He studied Law and became a professor of law. When he was 30 he decided to study art and moved to Munich, Germany. This decision was due to seeing an exhibition of French Impressionist painters (such as the paintings on right) and hearing a performance of the composer Wagner. Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926) Haystacks (Effect of Snow and Sun), 1891 Oil on canvas Claude Monet Haystacks, (Midday), Kandinsky Houses in Murnau on Obermarkt, 1908 Oil on cardboard Wassily Kandinsky

3 Wassily Kandinsky - Horizontale, 1924 He is credited with creating the first truly abstract painting. He formed an Expressionist group called the Blue Rider. This group believed in an abstract style of painting based on the inner properties of color and form. He taught at the Bauhaus in Germany (a famous design school for combining crafts and fine art). This school was closed by the Nazis in 1932, which led him to move to Paris. He wrote about his theories in his book Concerning the Spiritual in Art published in

4 Yellow, Red, Blue, 1925 Wassily Kandinsky

5 Kandinsky - Structure Joyeuse (Merry Structure), 1926 Kandinsky often related the painting of colors and pictures on a canvas to the composition of beautiful music, and as such, named many of his paintings variants of Composition. They were carefully arranged musical elements, precisely proportioned to evoke the maximum aesthetic and emotional response from the viewer. He believed that the marks and color made from the heart of the artist should speak to the soul of the viewer.

6 Wassily Kandinsky (Mit Und Gegen), 1929 Translation into English: and with opposition

7 Fixed, 1935 by Wassily Kandinsky His art from he often called “a picturesque fairy tale."

8 Paul Klee Klee is another artist who was interested in art that had a musicality to it. His work was often child-like and very playful. In 1911 he joined Kandinsky’s Blue Rider group of artists. He also taught at the Bauhaus. Paul KleePaul Klee (1879 ‑ 1940) They're Biting 1920 Watercolour and oil paint on paper

9 Castle and Sun by Paul Klee 1928 oil on canvas

10 Paul Klee 1921 Watercolor and oil on canvas 18.9 x 12.2 in

11 Paul Klee, Three Houses and a Bridge, 1922

12 Objectives Analyze the elements of design used in Wassily Kandinsky's and Paul Klee’s paintings. Compare musical terms with what you see in the paintings. Synthesize the elements into a three-dimensional form. In other words, design a slab vessel using non-objective elements as seen in the work of Wassily Kandinsky or Paul Klee. Works may be functional or non-functional. Think of your slab vessel as a three dimensional manifestation of a musical composition using non-representational symbols. The work may be geometric, organic, or a combination of both. The work is to be freestanding, balanced, and in harmony with the elements (color, form, shape, line) used.

13 Tom Huck Untitled 1988 Clay 20th Century 11 3/4 in. x 11 3/4 in. x 4 in. (29.85 cm x cm x cm)

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