is generally regarded as one of the originators of abstract
painting, or abstract expressionism. The Russian painter was
an instrumental force in the development of German expressionism.
In 1910 he began formulating his important theoretical study,
'Concerning the Spiritual in Art', examining the psychological
effects of color and making comparisons between painting and
Together with the German painter Franz Marc, Kandinsky became
a leader in the influential Blaue Reiter (Blue Rider) movement,
an expressionist group.
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