Went to the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) yesterday and saw The Great Upheaval: Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collection, 1910-1918 Constantin Brancusi, Marc Chagall, Marcel Duchamp, Vasily Kandinsky, Fernand Leger, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Piet Mondrian and Pablo Picasso. It was called the Great Upheaval, coined by Wassily Kandinsky, because it was the dawn of abstract art.
One of the great parts of the exhibit was that it highlighted what was going on during history that influenced the artists. The movement eventually died off at the hands of WWII but its influence lives on in the hearts of artists everywhere. That’s why I refer to this period and its contributers as “The Time the Little Shits Fucked with Art.”
As Kandinsky is a personal favourite of mine can only wonder what he would have thought of street artists the Great Upheavals natural succesors.