Art as the Zeitgeist

kandinsky

 

Wassily Kandinsky theorized that art was the essence of an era.1 Due to this idea, he believed that the observer of an art piece should not just casually look at art, instead he or she should really try to understand its meaning.2 He writes that because the masses just look at “art for art”, the artist becomes focused on the materialistic benefit of creating art, making his work greedy and vain.3

 

Kandinsky was a Russian painter and art theorist.Read the rest here