Kandinsky's dubb teachings - intro

100 years ago, Wassily Kandinsky was one of the first painters to develop a 100% abstract style at a time when many artists were working in 'half abstract' styles like cubism and so on. Almost immediately Kandinsky's abstract work got a lot of attention and after a few years (around the time of World War I) other painters also got into pure abstraction. Today Malevich, Rothko, Mondrian, De Kooning and Jackson Pollock are all famous for their abstract works.

Kandinsky - Composition No. 6 (1913)

Malevich - Black Square (1915)

Pollock - Out of the web (1949)

Rothko - Yellow band (1956)

Kandinsky's painting styles are reminiscent of dub music, mainly because of the ambiguous layering of 3d effects. It's a small step from 'colourscapes' and 'formscapes' to dub soundscapes.

Kandinsky researched things like the psychology of color perception and used his knowledge to tap into the more universal aspect of how we look at things. And funny enough his 'scientific' research helped him to create a wide range of unique, personal styles.