WASSILY KANDINSKY, MOVEMENT
"Dancer and choreographer Gret Palucca (1902-1993) was a former student of Mary Wigman, the leading figure in German Expressionist dance. In 1925, Palucca opened her own dance studio in Dresden and developed close contacts with various Bauhaus instructors, many of whom greatly admired her dance style. Wassily Kandinsky’s four “analytical drawings,” which were based on photographs of Palucca by Charlotte Rudolph, illustrate how closely the dancer’s style coincided with the Bauhaus aesthetic. The drawings and photographs were published in the arts journal Das Kunstblatt in 1926. According to Kandinsky, Palucca’s “principal assets” were “1. Simplicity of the whole form, and 2. Construction of the large form.” - GERMAN HISTORY DOCUMENTS
MY ANALYSIS / MY PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
THE USE OF SIMPLE LINES IS ABLE TO CAPTURE MOVEMENT THAT IS UNDENIABLY ASSOCIATED TO A PERSON.
KANDINSKY USES UNNATURAL MOVEMENT AS HIS FOCUS, I.E. DANCE MOVES THAT ARE CHOREOGRAPHED & PERFORMED FOR DISPLAY. IN MY WORK I WILL FOCUS ON UNINTENTIONAL MOVEMENT, I.E. BODY LANGUAGE.
THE DECISION TO DISPLAY THE BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS ADJACENT TO THE DRAWINGS CREATES A CONTEXT AND CONFIRMS THE PRECISION CAPTURED WITHIN KANDINSKY'S DRAWINGS.
I WILL USE DRAWING AS A METHOD OF CAPTURING HUMAN MOVEMENT, HOWEVER, I WILL ALSO EXPLORE OTHER METHODS.
PHOTOGRAPHING THE SUBJECT BEFORE COMPLETING THE DOCUMENTATION COULD BE A GOOD REFERENCE, YET I AM STILL INTERESTED IN CAPTURING BODY LANGUAGE THROUGH LIVE DRAWING.