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That constitutes the spiritual bread for the spiritual awakening now beginning. ”), the two moments were actually to be seen as existing in dialectical relation to one another. In the third moment, Kandinsky insists, during “the spiritual awakening now beginning,” the apparent contradiction would be sublated, its terms at once cancelled and preserved. 17 Kandinsky believed, with Hegel, that the history of art revealed spirit’s progressive liberation from the coarse materiality of nature. There was, however, one im- 17 18 PART I — PAINTING IN THEORY portant difference between them: whereas Hegel took it as given that painting was representational (and thus tied to a kind of pictorial thinking ultimately limiting to spirit), Kandinsky insisted that painting’s movement away from representation was the means by which it would at last free itself from the constraints of nature’s mere materiality.
Kandinsky achieved his particular brand of “discord” with the aid of even more highly saturated colors and the careful distribution of those colors according to the principles laid out in Über das Geistige. He seems to have been particularly keen to avoid analogous harmonies (that is, harmonies of the sort produced when a painting or portion thereof is keyed to a specific segment of the standard color wheel), as well as to balance the opposed-primary pairs enumerated in his own chart (see Figure 9).
Something of this suggestion had arisen, too, in his remarks on the spiritual content of the painting to come. ”27 Such work would be possessed of a kind of indeterminate content, whose very existence would cast into doubt SECOND MOMENT philosophy’s ability to articulate humanity’s highest truths. 28 Those arts were not to be understood, then, as things of the past, but rather as vital organs of spirit, indispensable to its continuing realization of freedom. Having displaced poetry from the privileged position accorded it in the Aesthetics, Kandinsky then set about eliding the differences that Hegel had drawn between painting and music.
An Introduction to Acrylics (DK Art School) by Ray Smith