The painting “Gentle Ascent” – one of the late works of Kandinsky, written in 1934. This creation is the fruit of Vasily Vasilyevich’s improvement of his painting system, which went against the teachings of the Bauhaus on the use of primary and intermediate colors. Improvements in the use of color schemes represent the color play in Kandinsky’s work. The finest details convey the play of flowers in the best possible way in the painting “Gentle Ascent”.
The transparent technique of applying paint leads to an optical illusion. There is a visual color mixing, interaction with the background. Vasily Vasilyevich applied a new technique of interpenetration with the background. He added sand to the ground or paint, which gave such an effect. From a haze of used tones, more saturated color gamut appears. The light warm tone of the red color used by the artist is similar to the medium-yellow tone. In the pigmentation of red, you can also consider the shade of yellow. The combination of these colors conveys a feeling of joy, strength, energy, aspiration, triumph.
The artist’s uniform use of red is reminiscent of a feeling of glowing passion, which muffles the use of blue hues, as if trying to heat red-hot iron with water droplets. Shades of blue soften the sound of red, making the combination of colors more delicate.
The varied application of colored stripes does not obey the traditional rules. Geometric and free forms dissolve in the composition, giving it a special flavor.
By associating an image with music, the picture can be compared to the joyful sounding of fanfare in conjunction with the stubborn consonance of the pipe. The creation of the author conveys exactly the same mood and feelings as a musical piece.