Vasily Kandinsky, one of four panels for Edwin R. Campbell, at MOMA. Says Kandinsky:

“Color is a means of exerting direct influence upon the soul. Color is a keyboard. The eye is a hammer. The soul is a piano with its many strings.”


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I like to think about the impact abstraction had in the early 20th century. We take it for granted a bit now. The early years of abstraction came from a place of desiring sincere expression. Kandinsky's paintings were a reflection of the way he spiritually experienced the world. His emphasis on sound, light and shapes makes me wonder if he did have a form of synesthesia.
As a reverse of that MOMA quote "Pictures at an Exhibition" by Modest Mussorgsky opens up the conversation to a musician.