Lately, I have been preoccupied with the imagery of Wassily Kandinsky’s geometric paintings and drawings from the 1920s until his death in 1944. Over the last several weeks I’ve assembled various compositions, all directly influenced by that body of work.
The presentation format of most Western art is either rectangular or square. There are exceptions such as the wonderful tondos of the Italian Renaissance, round paintings by Raphael and others.
Tondo Madonna D’Ella Seggiola by Raphael Santi
The idea occurred to me to continue with my paraphrases of Kandinsky’s imagery but to contain them in a round format. I designed these new compositions so that when posted here they would be floating against the white of the page. Each one creates its own little world of relationships. I’ve arranged them in the order that they were created, each gradually becoming increasingly complex as I became more comfortable with the circular design.