Modernistic Spectral Map
Abstract art, which started at the beginning of twentieth century, has made many attempts to represent the world, not as seen superficially by the eye, but as perceived by the deeper layers of the mind.
The author (P. J. Lewi) hypothesizes that the mind is performing some kind of Multivariate Data Analysis in order to map and interpret the enormous flow of data that is continuously presented by the senses. Many of the works produced by the modernist artists Kandinsky, Klee, Malevich and Miro (to name only a few) can be seen as a research into the way the mind maps the sensory perceptions into meaningful structures.
The painting is by Wassily Kandinsky, one of the great Masters of the Bauhaus (Weimar, Dessau, Berlin) where he worked from 1922 until its dissolution by the Nazi regime in 1933.
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Date created: december 20, 2005 Date last modified: September 6, 2006