Have you heard of the artist by the name of Wassily Kandinsky? His 148th birthday is today. The connection to the museum is that he shared some of the same interests as Arthur Secunda. He enjoyed creating abstract pieces, using color to express emotion, and was also influenced by things such as Impressionism and Pointillism. They both also have Russian roots which they reflected in their artwork.
Furthermore, he made the decision to abandon other jobs to follow his love of art. Kandinsky also spent time in France where he created the majority of his works. Like Arthur, Kandinsky loved to apply theories to art, such as those with a science background. For instance, the publication of a book titled Concerning the Spiritual in Art focused on color theory and how it can create a “rich, sensory experience within the soul of the viewer” (Wyatt, 2014).
Wyatt, D. (2014, December 16). Wassily Kandinsky’s 148th Birthday: Why is the
painter being celebrated in a Google Doodle? The Independent.