A Magic Mirror educate art lovers about the shared color theories

Wassily Kandinsky and Piet Mondrian are two famous artists of abstract art. Both had different approaches in terms of form but when it comes to the selection of color they agreed. The three primary colors red, blue and yellow are the most essential in their work.
To display the connection between both artists the installation takes Kandinsky’s painting, Yellow-Red-Blue“ and turns it into Mondrian’s “Composition with big red square, yellow, black, grey and blue” by using static mirrors.

encoded mirrors from Florian Born on Vimeo.
Every mirror on the surface is tilted to a specific angle to reproduce a certain color of the Kandinsky painting hanging on the wall. If a person stands at the right distance and height to the surface, the sweetspot, the image of the Mondrian painting appears in the mirrors. The whole image is just constructed by redirecting the sight to different spots located on the Kandinsky painting.
Encoding Mirrors was developed as part of the University of Arts Berlin's 2015 Digital Klasse.
It aims to educate art lovers about the shared color theories that inform both Mondrian and Kandinsky's work.
Below you can check some things about Wassily Kandinsky & Mondriaan
Wassily Kandinsky (16 December 1866 – 13 December 1944) was an influential Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with painting one of the first purely abstract works. Born in Moscow, Kandinsky spent his childhood in Odessa, where he graduated at Grekov Odessa Art school. He enrolled at the University of Moscow, studying law and economics. Successful in his profession—he was offered a professorship (chair of Roman Law) at the University of Dorpat—Kandinsky began painting studies (life-drawing, sketching and anatomy) at the age of 30.

Pieter Cornelis "Piet" Mondriaan (March 7, 1872 – February 1, 1944), was a Dutch painter. He was a contributor to the De Stijl art movement and group, which was founded by Theo van Doesburg. He evolved a non-representational form which he termed neoplasticism. This consisted of white ground, upon which he painted a grid of vertical and horizontal black lines and the three primary colors.

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