Helen Mirren, Vasily Kandinsky, MoMA - Helen Mirren on Vasily Kandinsky
Helen Mirren on Vasily Kandinsky
Helen Mirren discusses how Kandinsky's work exemplifies an incredible contradiction between order and randomness.
Abstract art can often be construed as arbitrary, impulsive, instinctual. However, Kandinsky's seemingly frenetic style actually is achieved through just the opposite approach - fastidious, premeditated, conscientious. Like a musical score, Kandinsky achieves that lyrical quality to his art through a labor-intensive process and carefully executed brushstrokes.
There truly is order in the chaos. And what a lovely melange of colors Kandinsky's chaos creates!