Proceedings of Bridges 2013: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2013)

Pages 473–476

Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), a towering figure in 20^{th} century
painting, was known as a pioneer of abstraction. He was not a
mathematician, but he respected the subject, and many of his ideas
were mathematical in nature or he expressed them in mathematical
ways. We survey these aspects of Kandinsky, discuss examples, and
take note of two small errors he committed.

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