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Inspired Composition

I painted this while taking lessons of the well known Eve Stone's oil class at the Academy:
"PAINT LIKE THE MASTERS"

As you can see my master was Kandinski ,which I gave a personal twist.


"Color 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."

One surely can feel my (and Kandinski's) affinity with music,
which you often can find as a theme in my work.

The term "Composition" can imply a metaphor with music.
As Kandinsky I am fascinated by the emotional power of music.

"Color and musical harmony are linked," said Sir Isaac Newton.

Kandinsky used color in a highly theoretical way associating:
tone with timbre
hue with pitch
saturation with the volume of sound.

He even claimed that when he saw color he heard music.


I stretched my un-gessoed canvas my self (24x24 inches) 61x61 cm.
Then I gesso-ed it with clear gesso (Winsor and Newton) to keep the wonderful color of raw canvas.

I'm still not sure which side I'll turn this oil.
I added circles and squares of painted WOOD to give this painting some 3 D depth.
It works actually either way!

Wassily Kandinsky(1866-1944)
a revolution in painting!

As a cellist myself I so totally can appreciate the accompanying music of this video.
Enjoy!

Copyright Olga van Dijk 2©1©
This is another OLGartsProduction©2010

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Wes Schuelke 28 Oct 2019

Excellent artwork.

Anne Vis 24 May 2010

beautiful work, Olga!

Artist Reply: Dank je wel Anne!

Teresa Dominici 17 May 2010

Really great work Olga…I like this a lot..

Loredana 17 May 2010

Magnificent I just love it Olga xxx

joost 17 May 2010

Love it.....Olga....My POD for today..... Wens je een prachtige week!!

Artist Reply: Oh... dank je wel Joost! Ik wens je een heerlijke dag toe.... Wij zitten in W Palm Beach! Groetjes, OLGA