The forerunner of abstract art—Kandinsky Wassily
Kandinsky (1866-1944), great Russian painter and art theorist, is the father of abstract art. About 100 years ago, the world's first abstract painting was born by accident. Kandinsky saw an "unfamiliar" painting in his studio, which is very wonderful and spectacular. When he walked in, he realized that it is just one of his painting was upside down on the wall, and after being corrected, the spectacular scene of this painting disappeared. He is inspired, figurative painting makes the picture mediocre and unusual, but the abstract painting makes the picture full of vivid and aesthetic. Previous, human's creation and aesthetics of abstraction was depend on other forms, it is Kandinsky who started to make abstract aesthetic become the main body of painting. An abstract painting entitled "Improvisations", which he created in 1910, is regarded as the first pure abstract work of mankind ever.
Kandinsky's early abstractions were free abstract, it is also called lyrical abstraction, characterized by their very random composition and color, and it is often improvised and free-spirited. Lyrical abstraction emphasizes the inner, the freedom and the personality. After 1921, Kandinsky transformed from a free lyrical abstraction into a geometric abstraction, painting with precise geometry and points, lines and surfaces, and in 1926 published yet another abstract art monograph "Point, Line, Surface" to establish His academic status as the father of abstract art.
Kandinsky's contribution to abstract painting is enormous. His research and practice on the form of art opens a vast path for future generations and makes abstract painting influence the entire western art scene in a short period of time, making it a 100-years history the most tenacious vitality of art.