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How to Paint Like Kandinsky

Ever wondered how Kandinsky painted his masterpieces? Find out how to paint an abstract work inspired by Kandinsky’s Cossacks, 1910-1

Colour is a power which directly influences the soul. Colour is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammer, the soul is the strings.The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.

Wassily Kandinsky

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