Seeing Colors as Sounds
Notes on Wassily Kandinsky's Art
and Whitehead's Philosophy
Whitehead's philosophy comes alive when presented in colors. The early German expressionist, Wassily Kandinsky, saw colors as events, and he saw music as a pure form of event-expression. He sought to separate colors from mere representation and present them in their vibrancy, as events in their own right, like music. For him, spirituality begins and ends when we can see all things, colors much included, in event-like terms. Colors are what events look like, and music is what events sound like. Sure sounds like Whitehead. This page is an invitation to consider parallels between Whitehead and Kandinsky, adding some of your own.
- Jay McDaniel