|Swinging... oil on board 70.5 X 50.2 cm , 1925|
Wassily Kandinky (1866 - 1944) - Tate Gallery London UK
The title of Swinging conveys the painting's sense of dynamic movement, sugggestive of rhythms of modernity. One of the pioneers of abstract painting, Kandinsky championed a mystical approach to art. His treatise concerning the Spiritual in Art. Published in 1911, argued for art that was purified from all references to material world. He feld that colour in particular was essential for liberating art from naturalistic appearances.