The Huffington Post put up an article of 9 things you might not know about Kandinsky. None of those surprised me. It is his work that drew me to art at first. My first love you could say.
I still remember a trip to the National Gallery in DC.
I saw his Improvistaion 31 Sea Battle.
I bought a small print of it from the gift shop.
That print followed me all through college. I'm sure I still have it somewhere.
Sometime in my late 20's I decided that I didn't want to display prints of overly recognizable art. It felt disingenuous, but even so I still love that piece.
I can't explain exactly why I like it. The colors yes, but it is something else. It makes my heart swell the same way it does when I hear great classical music. Not surprising since he found music and art to be inseparable.
I prefer the pieces along these same lines. The softness of shape and form. The vibrant blended color.