Kandinsky was given his first paint box, he had an
experience that most of us cannot understand. The
colors swirled together in his mind and he could hear
music playing. He tried to understand the world as
others saw it but he just couldn't. He suffered
from a condition that made him hear colors and see
sounds. Try as he might to learn to paint the way
others did, he couldn't. And he became one of the
first abstract painters of his time.
Vasily Kandinsky was a pioneer of abstract painting, but as a child he was encouraged to be serious about his studies. He studied to become a lawyer and put his childhood hobby of painting aside. He had an unusual condition that allowed him to experience music and sounds visually: in addition to hearing sounds, he also saw them as colors. Read The Noisy Paint Box to find out how this condition led him to return to his childhood interest and invent a whole new style of painting. (Booktalk by Pennsylvania Young Readerís Choice Award Committee)
|SUBJECTS: Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944.
Artists -- Russia (Federation)
Picture books for children.