Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)
Kandinsky ‘s special understanding of the affinities between painting and music and his belief in the Gesamtkunstwerk, or the total work of art
Symbolists loved Wagner – Germanic myths and legends
Lohengrin stirred Kandinsky. Moscow – beloved city of childhood
Melodic compositions revitalized by Paul Cezanne later by Symbolist Ferdinand Hodler
C'zanne’s Large Bathers within the text of On the Spiritual in Art, stating that the picture represents an example of this clearly laid out, melodic composition with open rhythms.