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Schonberg and Kandinsky: An Historic Encounter Konrad Boehmer

Schonberg and Kandinsky: An Historic Encounter

Konrad Boehmer

Published March 1st 1998
ISBN : 9789057020476
Paperback
233 pages
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 About the Book 

The historic encounter around 1911 between the composer Arnold Schonberg and the painter Wassily Kandinsky occurred at a moment when the first wild revolts against traditional art, Dada and Futurism, had just manifested themselves. Independently of those sometimes spectacular activities, both Schonberg and Kandinsky had already concluded that the material and the compositional methods they had relied on in the past were exhausted and did not satisfy the development of their artistic ideas.Both artists had already submitted their modes of production to a critical analysis which resulted in Schonbergs Theory of Harmony and Kandinskys Concerning the Spiritual in Art, both of 1911 - indeed the two artists had already been putting their self-criticism into practice for some time. In Schonbergs case this led to breaking with tonality- Kandinsky effected the transition to abstract painting.This book is a collection of the papers presented at the conference on Schonberg and Kandin