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Rainbow Kandinsky - Art series #4 by janeesper Rainbow Kandinsky - Art series #4 by janeesper
Rainbow Dash and Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky was a Russian painter who created incredibly vibrant and dynamic color compositions. You'll want to Wikipedia him. In regards to this mashup, to me his art frees color from form (I know it was really about spirituality and the Apocalypse and music as visual art), and I also think he experienced color in a fundamentally different way than the rest of us (i would not be surprised if he was a synaesthesiac). Similarly, Rainbow Dash seems to experience flying in a fundamentally different way than other flyers (how else could she perform mythic feats with little training) and she's all about freedom.

Another interesting connection involves the movement that Kandinsky was a part of - the Blue Rider. From the Wikipedia entry:

"Kandinsky wrote ... that the name is derived from Marc's enthusiasm for horses and Kandinsky's love of riders, combined with both love of the colour blue. For Kandinsky, blue is the colour of spirituality: the darker the blue, the more it awakens human desire for the eternal."

Fascinating.

The painting in the corner is my ponification of Kandinsky's "The Blue Rider", considered his most important figurative work before he went completely abstract, and the sky panel was inspired by a fragment of his painting "Composition VII".

Painted in Photoshop
approximate time: I don't know anymore. These are just taking longer and longer.
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JustDoItMarshall Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
that.....was beautiful
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DoomSp0rk Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely fantastic. Youve managed to capture Kandinsky's style almost perfectly, in a format that was never meant for art of this quality. This is gorgeous. Can we get a version with just that one frame of Kandinsky-esqe artwork? Maybe have the sonic rainboom as the center of the image? This is too awesome. :D
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janeesper Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! i've gotten a bunch of requests for that panel. i'll think about it after i finish my current long-term project.
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DoomSp0rk Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In fact, I'll go one further. Can we get that Kandinsky-style artwork as a print?
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DarthTallis Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Yep. This fits Rainbow Dash. Who needs a pultry little canvas when you've got the sky to work with? :)
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DavionX Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i dont get this. what pic did she paint now?
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CrowleysPyramid Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Reading and now painting. Dashie's sure gettin' cultured. :iconso-awesomeplz:

So strange and wonderful to discover another painter besides Van Gogh that was a (possible) synaesthesiac. If you've never watched Doctor Who I highly recommend using the episode centered around him as a jumping-on point. They illustrate his condition gorgeously, to the point where it's almost enviable.
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janeesper Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i've seen some Doctor Who (a bit of the tenth Doctor, and more of the eleventh), but i haven't seen that particular episode. i'll ask one of my Whoovian friends if they have a DVD i can borrow.
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la-reine-de-chats Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
BEAUTIFUL!
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Jowybean Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
AWESOME Rainboom =D
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