Art in theory essay

In the excerpt you read from Wassily Kandinsky’s “Concerning the Spiritual in Art” (Art in Theory), he says “The spiritual life can be accurately represented by a diagram of a large acute triangle divided into unequal parts, with the most acute and smallest division at the top.” Create a diagram of your conception of Kandinsky’s model of society, and discuss his sense of the role of the artist in society. Why do you think that abstraction emerges at this particular moment in time? Why does Kandinsky become one of the pioneers of abstraction? What is his goal?

2. In his essay, “Neo-Plasticism: the General Principle of Plastic Equivalence” (1920) from Art in Theory, what does Piet Mondrian describe as his goal, and how can we see his mature style of art as an expression of that?

Type of assignment: Essay

Subject: Art

Pages: 5/1200

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