The Noisy Paintbox: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art

Author: Barb Rosenstock Age Recommendation: 4-9

Have you heard of abstract art? This story will tell you about one of the first abstract painters: Vasya Kandinsky. He tried to be a “proper” artist and paint pretty houses and flowers, but he saw the world in a unique way, He painted the sound of the colors! He wanted his art to make people feel things, just as music does.

Kidculture Journal Questions

People in Kandinsky’s life didn’t seem able to understand how he viewed the world in color and sounds. Why do you think it is good to learn about how someone else sees the world? Write or draw about a time when someone asked how you viewed something and how it made you feel.