Colors From The Darkness: Kandinsky's Painting

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It was like looking at a burst of color on a dark black background when I first really focus on looking at the painting made by Kandinsky. The colors weren’t dancing around freely; they were controlled quite well, with shades, dark to light for each swipe of color with the paintbrush. Somehow, it reminds me of a little three-years-old kid painting his/her first painting with his/her unstable little hands. (I’m not saying the painting is ugly, it just looks so childish, but the pictures were painted maturely in a strange way. Maybe it is because the pictures were delicate and beautiful, not like a three-years-old painting.)
There were only colors in Kandinsky’s painting. The many pictures in the painting were colors representing them by outlining and shaping them. However, each time I look, there is a new or different picture in the painting. It kept surprising me; how many pictures are actually in the painting?
Initially, I thought my eyes were playing a trick on me but eventually, I figured out what was happening. The colors were representing many pictures at once. The figure I thought was the shape of a bunch of people crowded around also looked like a high-heel lady shoe when looked at from a distance or in a flash. In the beginning, I thought the overview of the painting looked like it was an orchestra, but as soon as I turned around and looked back, I saw two men who were looking like they were wrestling on a stage which strung with ropes by the corners in the air with the audience under them. I blinked once; and the wrestlers were gone, replaced by a giant water squid, a rat and a man with iron metal sticks struck through his chest. Sometimes, my imagination would wander off and suddenly, the iron metal sticks would...

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