Monday, 2 January 2017

Swinging- Wassily Kandinsky

This abstract art was created by a guy called Wassily Kandinsky who called it swinging. Wassily Kandinsky was a Russian artist and he's painted one of the first recognised abstract art. I like all the bright colours and how I can form a few shapes into objects. If I could buy it, I would buy it for myself. I could get more drawing ideas and help me with shading. I could also try and copy it and try my own abstract art by using only those shapes. What's your opinion of this abstract art and if you could buy it, who would you buy it for?


Rachel Williamson said...

Hi Riiana,

Hmmm, you have asked two very good questions. I personally quite like the bold colours in the painting and I think that I would buy it for my grandma. She always loved unusual, bright and dramatic prints and this is certainly a good example of that!

I think that your idea of buying it in order to use it as a means of practicing your own drawing is great. You could use it as inspiration. Have you ever drawn an abstract picture before?

Great work with your blog post today, Riiana. You really got my thinking about this painting, its uses and its potential as a gift for my grandma.

Thanks, Riiana!

Cheers, Rachel

Riiana said...

Hello Rachel,

I think this was when I was young around the age of five, I drew a random drawing using circles, squares and triangles. I had no idea what to call it so I called it random drawing. Years later I threw it out while cleaning my room.

Mark Barlow said...

Hi Riiana!

I'm Mark, one of the teachers working with Rachel on the Summer Learning Journey! I really like your blogging style and think it's wonderful.

Did you know the last Kandinsky sold for $30 million? I think if I had that much money I would probably spend it on a small apartment building for my family and friends rather than a painting.

But also, as an abstract landscape artist myself, I really enjoy the variety of abstract art there is out there. I especially like the colour palette of this piece by Kandinsky, but I also prefer more vibrant colours, rather than the more pastel he uses here. He uses the darker colours in this work to add depth to the piece, which feels a bit flat to me. Perhaps that is what he is aiming for, I don't know.

It was really interesting to read your blog. Keep up the fantastic work!

Kia kaha!


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