New Delhi: Have you ever heard colours and shapes? No? But now you'll be able to as Google has developed a new tool which will let you hear colours and shapes.
Google Arts & Culture will let you hear what Wassily Kandinsky might have heard while painting, by presenting you 'The Playing Kandinsky'. Visitors can participate in the virtual experiences and click different parts of the painting to experience the journey of the artistic description given by Wassily Kandinsky as per his perception. Isn't it a great experience?
Kandinsky had Synaesthesia. For those who don't know what Synaesthesia is, it's a condition where the abnormal merging of senses occurs which does not happen usually to everyone. For example, someone with Synaesthesia will hear colour.
We commonly relate yellow colour as the sunny bright day, red as danger and blue to calmness but Kandinsky heard red as violin, yellow as trumpet, and blue as the sound of the heavenly organ.
In 1925, a mind-blowing piece of art, “Yellow, Red, Blue” was discovered and almost after a century it was painted. In this new tool, viewers will get instructions from left to right by shifting shapes and shades.
Wassily Kandinsky was a Russian painter who discovered abstract art in the 20th century and known as the 'father of abstract art'. He was suffering from Synaesthesia, which led to creating paintings with some sounds and moods. He was not the one who had an unusual grasp over art. There are some other famous names like Billie Eilish and many more from the art and music community who suffered from Synaesthesia.