Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Kandinsky Circles

  "Music is the ultimate teacher ... Colour is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings, the artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another to cause vibrations in the soul.
Wassily Kandinsky 1866 - 1944   
influential Russian painter, father of Abstract Art

Kandinsky was fascinated by the relationship between music and painting. His understanding of the emotional power of form and colour can be inspirational to quilters too.

Yellow - warm, cheeky and exciting, disturbing, loud, sharp trumpets, high fanfares
Blue - deep, inner, peaceful, heavenly, light blue flute, mid-blue Cello, darkest blue Organ
Green - stillness, peace with hidden strength, quiet drawn out violin
White - pregnant with possibility, harmony of silence, a pause that breaks the melody
Black - extinguished, a final pause
Red - alive growing, energy, glowing passion, sure strength, pure joy, the sound of Trumpets, Tuba, deep notes on the Cello, high clear Violin
Orange - radiant health, church bells, alto voice, violin, singing tone
Violet - rare, royal, sad, forlorn, Bassoon, English Horn

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