Wassily Kandinsky

That is beautiful which is produced by the inner need, which springs from the soul.
– Wassily Kandinsky

The observer must learn to look at the picture as a graphic representation of a mood and not as a representation of objects.
– Wassily Kandinsky

Each color lives by its mysterious life.
– Wassily Kandinsky

The artist is the hand that, by touching this or that key, sets the soul vibrating automatically.
– Wassily Kandinsky

The spirit is often concealed within matter to such an extent that few people are generally capable of perceiving it.
– Wassily Kandinsky

Art is not vague production, transitory and isolated, but a power which must be directed to the improvement and refinement of the human soul.
– Wassily Kandinsky

The artist must have something to say, for mastery over form is not his goal but rather the adapting of form to its inner meaning.
– Wassily Kandinsky

Colors produce a spiritual vibration, the impression they create is important only as a step towards this vibration.
– Wassily Kandinsky

The sensations of colors on the palette can be spiritual experiences.
– Wassily Kandinsky

Color is a means to exert a direct influence on the soul.
– Wassily Kandinsky

Generally speaking, color directly influences the soul.
– Wassily Kandinsky

The force that propels the human spirit on the clear way forward and upward is the abstract spirit.
– Wassily Kandinsky

Abstract art places a new world, which on the surface has nothing to do with ‘reality,’ next to the ‘real’ world.
– Wassily Kandinsky

Everything shows me its face, its innermost being, its secret soul, which is more often silent than heard.
– Wassily Kandinsky

The composition is the organized sum of the interior functions of every part of the work.
– Wassily Kandinsky

Doubts must be resolved alone within the soul. Otherwise one would profane one’s own powerful solution.
– Wassily Kandinsky

The joy of life consists in the inevitable, continual triumph of new values.
– Wassily Kandinsky

The arts are encroaching one upon another, and from a proper use of this encroachment will rise the art that is truly monumental.
– Wassily Kandinsky

Every work of art is the child of its time, often it is the mother of our emotions.
– Wassily Kandinsky

The more abstract is form, the more clear and direct its appeal.
– Wassily Kandinsky