Wassily Kandinsky, who is credited with being the first painter to produce purely abstract works, used colour as an expression of emotion, often likening the process of painting to composing music.
Born in Moscow in 1866 on December 16th, his career spanned five decades during which he was influenced by - among other artistic movements - Impressionism, Fauvism, Pointillism, Bauhaus architecture and abstract expressionism.
He gave up a great career as a lawyer to pursue his love of art and it certainly paid off.
His work is complex and simple, beautiful and colorful.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY WASSILY!