2016-025 – Several Mandalas

Several Circles by Wassily Kandinsky
Several Circles by Wassily Kandinsky
55 1/4 x 55 3/8 inches – oil on canvas- 1926

This week’s MotD theme: Lots of Colors

Russian painter, Wassily Kandinsky, painted this extraordinary abstract art piece based on the circular shape. It’s also a wonderful example of our theme “lots of colors.” I find myself floating along this painting visiting each colorful circle as if visiting yet another planet.

From the Guggenheim site, they share Kandinsky’s quote about circles:

The circle is the synthesis of the greatest oppositions. It combines the concentric and the eccentric in a single form and in equilibrium. Of the three primary forms, it points most clearly to the fourth dimension.

And I love what he says about colors: “Colour is a means of exerting direct influence on the soul.” This painting, for him, demonstrates his lifelong search for the ideal form of spiritual expression in art.

About this painting from the TheArtStory.org site:

The diverse dimensions and bright hues of each circle bubble up through the canvas and are balanced through Kandinsky’s careful juxtapositions of proportion and color.

You can view more of his art via Guggenheim’s Kandinksy Collection.

Inspiration for Today

Kandinsky’s painting sparks two inspirations today:

  1. color with lots of different colors on black paper or create a painting with a black background and lots of different colors in the foreground
  2. color or paint (or do any creative activity) as a meditation practice, as a creative way of our own spiritual expression and connection

Happy Coloring!

If you would want your mandala or your idea for a mandala to be considered for the “Mandala of the Day”, read about how on the Participate page. It’s easy! Or recommend one you’ve seen via my Contact page.


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