Harnessing the Power of Intuition in Art

Exploring the uniqueness of Kandinsky’s expressionist painting

Christopher P Jones

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Improvisation 35 (1914) by Wassily Kandinsky. Oil on canvas. 110.3 × 120.3 cm. Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland. Image source Kunstmuseum Basel (public domain)

This painting Improvisation 35, was made by the Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky in 1914. It was part of a long series of paintings in which he used intuition as his guiding principle.

He described his process as “a largely unconscious, spontaneous expression of…

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