For this series, images of the paintings of Wassily Kandinsky and Mark Rothko were projected, using a mini-beamer, onto a model, Olive, who posed against a light background.
Wassily Kandinsky (1866 –1944) was a Russian painter and art theorist. He thought that a painting should have the same emotional impact on the viewer as does a piece of music. He also believed that color could be used in a painting as something autonomous, apart from the visual description of an object.
Mark Rothko (1903-1970) was an American painter of Latvian descent. His iconic color field, multiform works feature stacks of vibrant rectangles that are intended to express “big emotions.” Rothko himself described these paintings as self-contained units of human expression.