The fifth offering in our new ART WALK Series features a painting by Wassily Kandinsky entitled "Composition Storm" which inspired this colourway. Painted on Serenity 20, Mr. Zen has captured the vividness and subtlety of the colours of the painting. From one medium to the next, artists express their use of colour!
Wassily Kandinsky (1886 - 1944) is considered to be the originator of abstract art, and believed that art could visually express musical compositions. Kandinsky, who was also an accomplished musician, saw color when he heard music, and associated a color’s tone with musical timbre, hue with pitch, and saturation with the volume of sound. Music influenced his art to such a degree that Kandinsky named his works after musical terms. Originally a lawyer in his native Russia, he was inspired to study art at age 30, after seeing Monet’s “Haystacks.” Kandinsky was gripped by a compulsion to relentlessly create, and believed that if this drive were pure, it would evoke a correspondingly powerful response in viewers of his work.
Included in your purchase is the following:
Serenity 20 (1 skein)
70% sw merino/20% cashmere/10% nylon
400 yds/100 g (fingering)
US 1-3 needle recommended
hand wash/air dry
We are currently taking pre-orders for this yarn until July 31, 2013 with shipment the week of August 15, 2013.
Sample shawl is shown in the Blue Whale pattern by Stephen West and is available through Ravelry by clicking here. The sample shawl is included in the listing to show you how the colourway knits up and to give you an idea what pattern will suit this colourway. Shawl is not included in your purchase. Please note this colourway is shown on the Serenity 20 yarn base you are ordering.