Black is like the silence of the body after death, the close of life.
-- Wassily Kandinsky, 1911
The funny thing about art and my appreciation for it, is that my preference for various pieces changes like the wind. Looking at this bold piece by Kandinsky I find it utterly amazing, and I love his use of dark lines and color to bring balance to the image. On my initial observation of this piece it was totally chaotic, but now I can see that Kandinsky knew exactly what he was doing when applying a brush stroke here, and a distinct line there. This painting speaks to me of someone who has a passionate lust for life. However, only a month ago when viewing this piece I thought it was.... well actually I didn't think anything about it - meaning I avoided it like the plague. It just didn't interest me at all. Now, after 4 weeks of art appreciation class, my taste has changed and this now been added to my favorites list.
Oh, for the love of art.