The book is a reflection of the American art historian, art critic and Professor of the Art Institute of Chicago James Elkins about whether it is possible to teach art, what problems exist in teaching and learning art, and most importantly — what can be changed for the better.
Wasily Kandinsky in his treatise “On the spiritual in art”, 1910, expresses his thoughts on the interconnection of the arts, on what the artist and the viewer should look like, on the importance of composition and color in painting. The quotes I have chosen from the treatise make you think about the topics above, that are still relevant today.
Imagine that you are holding a magazine that you bought for the sake of an interview with a respected person — pleasure quickly spreads through the blood causing the smile that cannot get off from the face. This effect is born by only a couple of long-awaited pages. Do you understand what a whole book of interviews is capable of doing?