Many connoisseurs of painting agree that the paintings of Vasily Kandinsky are full of life. Bright spots, curved lines that resemble hieroglyphs – all these mysterious figures creep in, penetrate each other, creating new shapes and images, surprisingly imprinted in the memory of the viewer.
Painting by Vasily Kandinsky “Cossacks” is considered one of the artist’s best works in an abstract style. The outlines of the hills, the horizon line, the silhouettes of the Cossacks riding on horseback are combined with the overall dynamics of the canvas, its separate forms, lines, spots. Smear of the artist is characterized by a special freedom, ease. All this helps the composition to come alive in the mind of the viewer, it is easy and in its own way realistic. However, the picture is very strict, but at the same time, it is very simple, it is devoid of haste, fuss.
Kandinsky always subtly felt a special symbolism of color. All his works contain color symbols: white color symbolizes rebirth, a new beginning; black is death, the extinction of life; red – courage and sacrifice. Not only colors, but also lines become special symbols in his works: the horizontal represents the passive female principle, the vertical, on the contrary, is very active and courageous.