Kandinsky, recognized as a pioneer of abstract art, is often credited as the first artist to create  non-representational abstractions.  While his early work depicted accurate descriptions of things, he strove to express the natural world beyond such literal representation. His  widely read treatise, Concerning the Spiritual In Art, puts forth the belief that abstract colors and forms can be used to express the inner life of the artist. We will explore his life and impact upon the world of art.