Kandinsky, Wassily
(1866-1944)
   A Russian expressionist painter and a cousin of the psychiatrist Victor Kandinsky (1849-1889). It has been suggested that Wassily Kandinsky was familiar with * synaesthesias and may have made use of them in his quest for abstraction in painting. Others have argued that Kandinsky was merely striving to imbue his work with a synaes-thetic quality, in conformity with his goal of creating a Gesamtkunstwerk (i.e. a work oftotal art).
   References
   Harrison, J. (2001). Synaesthesia. The strangest thing. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
   Kandinsky, W. (1982). Complete writings on art. Volumes 1 and 2. Translated and edited by
   Lindsay, K.C., Vergo, P. Boston, MA: G.K. Hall & Co.

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