December 4 Birthday: THE NOISY PAINT BOX: THE COLORS AND SOUNDS OF KANDINSKY’S ABSTRACT ART

Vasily Kandinsky, artist
b. December 4, 1866
d. December 13, 1944

THE NOISY PAINT BOX: THE COLORS AND SOUNDS OF KANDINSKY’S ABSTRACT ART
by Barb Rosenstock
illustrated by Mary Grandpre’

“Vasya Kandinsky spent his days learning to be a proper Russian boy.” But when his Aunt gives him a wooden paintbox, Vasya realizes he can hear the sound of the colors inside. The fictionalized tale of how Kandinsky learned to follow his own heart and his synesthetic experiences of sound as color and color as sound, toward the creation of a new style, abstract art. “It is a house? Is it a flower? What’s it supposed to be?”

Learn more about Kandinsky here.