The aesthetic theories governing many of Kandinsky's compositions throughout his career derived from his 1911 treatise, Concerning the Spiritual in Art, in which he praised the power of colour and its influence on the beholder. By the time Zartes Gemüt was executed, Kandinsky had taken these theories even further with the publication of Punkt und Linie zu Fläche (Point and Line to Plane) in 1923. Most notably, he developed his ‘Theory of Correspondences’, which emphasised a systematic study of pictorial elements and emphasised the importance of combining the forms of triangle and circle, considered by the artist to be 'the two primary, most strongly contrasting plane figures' (quoted in Kandinsky: Russian and Bauhaus Years, 1915-1933 (exhibition catalogue), The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1983, p. 51). In its thrilling combination of form and colour, Zartes Gemüt is a magnificent example of Kandinsky’s creative and philosophical theories during this highly significant moment in his artistic career.
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