The Lab's Quarterly, 2008, n. 1

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Il Trimestrale. The Lab's Quarterly, 1, 2008 120

other shapes which condition the purity of sound and the position, the shape assumes, inside the work, we understand that: “There is nothing absolute; in particular, the formal composition – based on this relativitydepends on: the variability of forms disposition, the variability of the form, considered down to the smallest detail. […] a very exact repetition is impossible to obtain.”115

As we have already mentioned, the principle which leads the whole is that of interior necessity. This principle is given by three mystic reasons: a) the artist must represent what characterizes him deeply inside, that is a personal reason; b) the artist, belonging to a specific historical period, must express what is typical of the current age; c)the artist, being part of art himself, must express it fully and completely. Each age seeks some elements in its representation, while the artist longs for the freedom to choose them by himself. From the mediation of these two factors, we have the birth of style. “All means are sacrosanct when they are deeply necessary. All means are sinful when they are not originated by interior necessity.”116

It is important to take a look on the goal Kandinsky aims at analysing his theory. “If we began from today to completely abolish the relationship, which binds us to nature, if we focused exclusively on our emancipation, and if we felt satisfied only with the combination of pure colour and the autonomous shape, we would create works with geometrical decorations, similar somehow to a tie or to a carpet. The beauty of the colour and of the form is not a sufficient aim inside art.”117

The harmonic constructions of works during this period must not be found in exterior constructions, but inside the interior necessity. The aim is to obtain the highest form of art, which is represented by the great synthesis of arts, that is of monumental art. In particular, it is given by the initial beginning, that must be created in music, painting, and theatre. The last abstract expression, which remains to each art, is the number; today, 115

Ibid., p. 102. Ibid., p. 106. 117 Ibid. p. 122. 116


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