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.