The Archer
└ posted on Thursday, 23 August 2012, by Novil
Inspired by art class in 7th grade where he had to interpret a Kandinsky painting. Of course only the “official” interpretation was accepted as the correct one.
I was unsure whether to convert the painting to grey as well, but decided against it so that one can have a better look at its features.
- Caption: Sandra and Larisa at the Museum of Modern Art.
- Larisa: I’m a big fan of Vasily Kandinsky. In the “Picture with an Archer,” he conceives a nostalgic view of rural life in his Russian homeland, clearly visible in the traditional clothing of the peasants and the typical onion domes.
- Visitor: Interesting.
- Larisa: Kandinsky created the “Archer” in his red period, during which he was tormented by apocalyptic visions. The horseman of the Apocalypse brings death and destruction to Europe, as if Kandinsky anticipated the horrors of the First World War.
- Visitor: A true visionary!
- Larisa: Kandinsky’s “Archer”, created during his blue period, symbolizes the concept of progress. On his mission to tear down traditional structures in rural Russia, the horseman won’t let anyone stop him. Just like Kandinsky broke new ground with his art.
- Visitor: A powerful image.
- Larisa: This is one of my favorite paintings. It tells us a lot about the nature of art… and people.
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