Käthe Kollwitz offers us an excellent example of how a bones structure, muscle flesh with old skin lady representation of oneself can overflow with expression and meaning. Her expression about misery and poor its felt deeply sorrow. It is believed Kollwitz suffered anxiety during her childhood due to the death of her siblings, including the early death of her younger brother, Benjamin. More recent research suggests that Kollwitz may have suffered from a childhood neurological disorder called Alice in Wonderland syndrome, commonly associated with migraines and sensory hallucinations.
One of Master in Abstract painting in Asia in his era is Profesor Ahmad Sadali, born and surrounding in Islamic scholar made him have passion for spread out his capability in faith.
Ahmad Sadali was born in Garut, West Java, Indonesia on July 29, 1924. He studied at the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) under Ries Mulder’??s guidance. He received a scholarship to study at the Department of Fine Arts at the State University of Iowa, and the Art Student League in New York.
Upon his return, he started to develop his abstract art skill that was combined with themes of spirituality.
Sadali was also a muralist, designer and an academic. He was a fine-art professor at ITB and an initiator of the establishment of Bandung Islamic University (Unisba). He received the National Art Award from the government in 1972.
Kandinsky was born in Moscow, the son of Lidia Ticheeva and Vasily Silvestrovich Kandinsky, a tea merchant. Kandinsky learned from a variety of sources while in Moscow. He studied many fields while in school, including law and economics. Later in life, he would recall being fascinated and stimulated by colour as a child. His fascination with colour symbolism and psychology continued as he grew. In 1889, he was part of an ethnographic research group which travelled to the Vologda region north of Moscow. In Looks on the Past, he relates that the houses and churches were decorated with such shimmering colours that upon entering them, he felt that he was moving into a painting. This experience, and his study of the region’s folk art (particularly the use of bright colours on a dark background), was reflected in much of his early work. A few years later he first likened painting to composing music in the manner for which he would become noted, writing, “Colour is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand which plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul”. Kandinsky was also the uncle of Russian-French philosopher Alexandre Kojève (1902-1968) (wikipedia).
Odessa Port, 1889
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