Robert Winthrop Chanler (American, 1872-1930, New York) - Leopard And Deer, 1912 Paintings: Gouache of Tempera on Canvas mounted on Wood
"You’ll probably be wowed by Birdman, by how the camera hurtles after characters in what’s made to look like a single, fluid, movie-long take, transcending space and often time, even soaring off into fantasy while viscerally evoking the desperation of a washed-up film actor to bring off his Broadway debut. You should be wowed; I was, too—and I didn’t even like the movie. I had to marvel at director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s choreography, at the go-for-broke performances."
- David Edelstein
Vassily Kandinsky - Heavy Circles
oil on canvas - 1927
Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky was an influential Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with painting the first purely abstract works. Born in Moscow, Kandinsky spent his childhood in Odessa. He enrolled at the University of Moscow, studying law and economics. Successful in his profession—he was offered a professorship (chair of Roman Law) at the University of Dorpat—he began painting studies (life-drawing, sketching and anatomy) at the age of 30.
Happy Birthday to Vassily Vassilyevich Kandinsky, the Russian artist credited with painting the first purely abstract works. Kandinsky’s creation of abstract work followed a long period of development and maturation of intense thought based on his artistic experiences. He called this devotion to inner beauty, fervor of spirit, and spiritual desire inner necessity; it was a central aspect of his art.
”Circles in a Circle”, 1923, Vassily Kandinsky.