Red Spot II/ Wassily Kandinsky
THIS IS A GIFT TO ME...a couple of years ago I posted a blog about Kandinsky..here it is again! Thank you Tess, at Magpie Tales. Lazy me....
When I die and rush along the tunnel of white lights, being neither here nor there yet, I know that I will enter into a Kandinsky landscape. I'm the last person to advance mathematical theory, but I see before me, clear as day, Einstein's very large number, c2, the very square of the speed of light. You remember, E=mc2.
For Kandinsky, art and music gave rise to each other. Color is art's pitch and volume, and a low note on a cello is deep blue. Relativity will make sense when I enter that space between. After my life, before my heaven, I christen that waiting place, "the space between".
Kandinsky left me a road map. I saw it this morning as I paid a very early visit to the Guggenheim Museum. Having the place almost to myself allowed me to observe the portals of eternity. Great big eyes, circles of vibrancy, but also hues befitting Morpheus. I awakened to the possibilities, as Kandinsky must have, after seeing his influence, Monet's "Haystacks". Imagine that at age thirty he began artistic studies! If it hadn't been for Monet, would it have happened?
Kandinsky believed his passion to create would awaken the same desire in the viewer, because the artist and observer were equal. If the artist's creativity was pure enough, that would bring out a similar response in the viewer. Therefore I took up his invitation this morning. I peered through portals and found some enticing, some prohibiting. A big eye, stared into, seemed to bring me closer to heaven. And a tiny clock stood still. When I really get to "the space between", I will have to piece it all together, next job after Earth. But not yet. Right now I'm just emerging from a museum.
But I do think this: Creating Art is the same as starting a universe.
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