G.S.Rogado, Insight

Rather than simply being neutral bodies standing before us for our contemplation, objects symbolise and evoke within us “particular ways of behaving”, unleashing favourable or unfavourable reactions. Human emotions are triggered by the interactions we have with the things around us.2 If the object is a painting and the interaction is its contemplation, the relationship between colour and form can condition the human experience, generating psychological and physical reactions, as the Russian painter and musician Wassily Kandinsky argued in his essay Concerning the Spiritual in Art.