Kandinsky was born in
Moscow, Russia in 1866. His parents played the piano and
the zither and Kandinsky learned the piano and cello as a child. In 1886 he
started to study at the University of Moscow. Do you know what he
studied? He chose law and economics! After he finished studying, he became a
university and taught law. So, when did he start his art?
Well, in 1895, Kandinsky went to an art
where he saw Monetís Haystacks at Giverny. When he saw the
picture, he couldnít see a haystack clearly! He was not happy and thought the
artist had not done a good job. He did not like impressionist
When Kaninsky was 30 years old, he
decided to make a big change in his life and so he left
Moscow and went to
Munich to study life drawing,
sketching and anatomy. Very soon, Kandinskyís started exploring his own ideas of painting.
His paintings changed from fluid and
organic to geometric and, finally, to
Today we think of Kandinsky as the
founder of abstract art. His art was
exhibited in Europe from 1903 onwards, and
often people thought it was very strange and
many people did not like it, but it was also appreciated
by many artists from Europe to America.
In 1933, Kandinsky left
Germany and went to
Neuilly, France where he continued to
paint until he died in June, 1944. Kandinksy never stopped trying to do new
things with his art and the result was an amazing collection
These are three
of Monet's paintings
entitled Haystacks at Giveny.
Can you see a
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