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Wassily Kandinsky: On the problem of form. 1912

“On the Problem of Form,” or: “Über die Formfrage,” was a text written by Wassily Kandinsky for the book Der Blaue Reiter, (The Blue Rider, 1912). It expresses the ideas of a group of artists around  Kandinsky and Franz Marc who lived in Murnau nearby Munich. They formed the core of the movement of Expressionism. In his text, Kandinsky defends the identity of realism and abstraction from an artistic perspective. At the appointed time, necessities become ripe. That is the time when the Creative Spirit (which one can also designate as the Abstract Spirit) finds an avenue to the soul, later to...