Japan and East Asian Art in Munich

Far Eastern Art's Influence on Kandinsky

Kandinsky notes that the art of the Orient reveals what is lacking in Western art. He believes that it already captures the "inner tone" and focuses on the internal form in juxtaposition to the modern Western art at the time which was striving for representing the external form..

Example Pieces of Asiatic Art in the Munich Exhibition

Kandinsky did not cite specific artists or pieces in his letter, but here are a few pieces of Asiatic art that was found in the exhibition.
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