The Beauty of Nothing: A Personal Experiment on Wassily Kandinsky's Color Theory and Search Toward Pure Abstraction

dc.contributor.advisorHornik, Heidi J.
dc.contributor.authorTavenner, Bethany
dc.contributor.departmentNeuroscience.en_US
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsHonors College.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-23T14:22:57Z
dc.date.available2019-05-23T14:22:57Z
dc.date.copyright2019
dc.date.issued2019-05-23
dc.description.abstractThe work of Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky produced at the start of the 20th century has long been regarded as the turning point in the history of artistic abstraction. He took known principles and dissected them into purity, in the process giving rise to spiritual doctrines that still guide perception today. These principles were put into practice by my own work that aimed to demonstrate and experience similar relationships between visual and auditory artistic modalities. This paper argues that Kandinsky's work as an abstract artist reached new success because of his innate synesthetic point of view, which allowed him to see the inner spiritual overlap between color and form. This relationship is manifested through my personal process of mirroring his techniques, although drastically different conclusions are reached.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2104/10609
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
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dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.subjectWassily Kandinsky. Color theory. Creative painting.en_US
dc.titleThe Beauty of Nothing: A Personal Experiment on Wassily Kandinsky's Color Theory and Search Toward Pure Abstractionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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