The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 12
Page No. 3081 - 3087

The Effect of Hegel’s Philosophy of Art on Kandinsky in the Essay AConcerning the Spiritual in Art”

Authors : Zahra Hosein Abadi and Ramin Keshavarz

Abstract: According to art historians, factors such as advances in science, the mass media and findings of modern psychology, have had the pivotal role in evolving this trend. However, considering the great influence of philosophy on the art of the twentieth century, what has been the contribution of philosophy, especially German rational idealism and philosophers such as Hegel, in this trend and whether can one regard Hegel’s ideas about the art of the 20th century, especially the works of Kandinsky to have had influence on abstract art? Are among important questions about the nature of modern art in the 20th century. This research by matching Hegel’s philosophy of art and artistic ideas of Kandinsky in his essay “Concerning the Spiritual in Art”, uncover the influence of Hegel’s views on art and Kandinsky’s thoughts and reveal the contribution of Hegel’s philosophy of art in the 20th century as one of the influencing factors on the 20th century painting.

How to cite this article:

Zahra Hosein Abadi and Ramin Keshavarz, 2016. The Effect of Hegel’s Philosophy of Art on Kandinsky in the Essay AConcerning the Spiritual in Art”. The Social Sciences, 11: 3081-3087.

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