Saturday, August 13

de la beauté intériure

Both arts [dancing and painting] must learn from music that every harmony and every discord which springs from the inner spirit is beautiful, but that it is essential that they should spring from the inner spirit and from that alone.

The artist must have something to say, for mastery over form is not his goal but rather the adapting of form to its inner meaning.

That is beautiful which is produced by the inner need, which springs from the soul.

-- Wassily Kandinsky Concerning the Spiritual in Art (1914)
Translated by M.T.H. Sadler