Point and Line to Plane

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Point and Line to Plane: The Bauhaus 1922-1933. Teaching at the Bauhaus, Kandinskii used the program elaborated for Inkhuk, with certain modifications. In his color theory he stressed the polarity of yellow and blue, black and white, and green and red. Alongside the familiar symbolic classification of colors and their subdivision into "four main tones" -- warm-cold and light- dark, Kandinskii concentrated more on the physical basis of the classification of colors and, above all, explored the color triad of yellow-blue-red. But his teachings about form were essentially new, starting with an analysis of individual elements such as point, line and plane, and
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Unformatted text preview: examining their relationships to each other. In connection with the growing Constructivist and Suprematist influences at the Bauhaus, individual geometrical elements increasingly entered the foreground of Kandinskii's work. The passionate colors of the Munich and Moscow paintings gave way to to a cool, occasionally disharmonious use of color. The circle -- a symbol of perfect form and a cosmic symbol at the same time -- was the focal point of his paintings of this period. Kandinskii's concept of synthesis remained too closely attached to the romantic idea of a "total work of art" to fit in with the increasingly functional orientation of the Bauhaus....
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