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Wassily Kandinsky: Hearing Colors, Seeing Sounds

Wassily Kandinsky, Composition VII, 1913.

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Imagine being able to see your favorite music! Wassily Kandinsky, an artist of the late 1800s, is most popular for his abstract works of art and is believed to have had synesthesia – a harmless condition where one can enjoy a sense perception through multiple senses [Hearing color, and seeing sound].

He spoke of colors as if they were people. Strange people make beautiful things.

“The deeper the blue becomes, the more strongly it calls man towards the infinite, awakening in him a desire for the pure and, finally, for the supernatural… The brighter it becomes, the more it loses its sound, until it turns into silent stillness and becomes white.”

Want to know more?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/3653012/The-man-who-heard-his-paintbox-hiss.html

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