In an excellent book on Kandinskii

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In an excellent book on Kandinskii, Hajo Duechting divides the artist's creative development into six periods: Beginnings: "Mother Moscow" 1866-1896. Kandinskii was deeply affected by Monet's Haystacks and Wagner's Lohengrin . Disturbed by the discovery of radioactivity, he believed that art was no longer a means of confronting unbearable tension and disharmony, but rather the exact opposite: it was the only way to adopt a more far-sighted position in the world of contradictions and inconsistency. Metamorphosis: Munich 1896-1911. In Germany, Kandinskii developed his idea of the correspondence between a work of art and the viewer, and called it "Klang" (sound or resonance). He wrote: "Color is the power which directly influences the soul. Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with the strings. The artist is the hand which plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul." In the same period of artistic development, he began to divide his paintings into three
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ARH ARH2000 taught by Professor Karenroberts during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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