Sul senso dell’invisibile in Kandinsky e in Malevič

This entry is part 13 of 31 in the series Vol 1-2016

Abstract: The works of Kandinsky and Malevich certainly represent some of the most radical attempts to redefine the essence and purpose of art, as part of the movement of cultural renewal that explodes in the first decades of the twentieth century. An attempt that has the virtue of having opened the path looking for that unheard and inaudible voice of art: that of its own inner sound, of its ‘invisible dimension’, as opposed to the alleged objectivity of the external world. That is why this effort can be read as an emblematic idea of a critique of modernity from the perspective of art. Not in vain has such a voice been a reference for many of the avant-garde movements of the twentieth century, although sometimes as a reaction to it, in an endless movement of construction and re-discussion of a new language and a new meaning for modern art.

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