Yellow-red-blue, Kandinsky – analysis of the picture

Yellow-red-blue, Kandinsky – analysis of the picture
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  • Posted by Vasily Vasilievich Kandinsky
  • Museum: Georges Pompidou Center, Paris
  • Year: 1925

Overview of the painting :

Yellow-red-blue – Vasily Vasilievich Kandinsky. 1925. Oil on canvas 127×200 cm

   Three flowers Kandinsky devoted this canvas to the colors and did not fail to emphasize their importance again through the name. The pointless painting of the master always had unusual names, emphasizing the absence of a plot, but by no means incontinence.

   Thanks to theoretical works in which the author realized his need to explain to the audience, describing his vision of art, today we can at least try to penetrate the complex and bewitching aesthetics of Vasily Kandinsky. The choice of the main colors and their comparison within the artistic space of the canvas is not accidental: red here symbolizes unlimited warmth, which inside itself hides living mobile, but meaningful power, in contrast to yellow, frivolous and scattered in all directions and cooled blue.

   In order to understand how the paint works, as it speaks with the viewer, Kandinsky advises first to focus his eyes on insulated paint, and only then observe their interaction. The author opens a curious relationship between blue and yellow, claiming that they can be connected by both centrifugal and centripetal force.

   As we see, the picture of Kandinsky is devoid of apparent spontaneity – this is a verified composition created on the basis of a completely unique and unique author’s philosophy.