Science, Symphony & Spirituality | Matthew Ritchie on Wassily Kandinsky


One of Time magazine’s 100 innovators for the new millennium, visual artist Matthew Ritchie is perfectly placed to explore Wassily Kandinsky’s genius for combining music, science and spirituality in his art. In this video, filmed at his studio in New York, Ritchie explores Kandinsky’s place in the history of the human project and explains how his masterwork ‘Tensions calmées’ brings together all the artist’s intellectual interests in perfect balance. Emerging from a private collection for the first time in over half a century, ‘Tensions calmées’ is a highlight of our upcoming Modern & Contemporary Art Evening Sale. Watch the auction live on our website on 29 June from 2:00 PM BST.

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